Haiku + Senryu

Haiku is a seasonal, reverent celebration of a subject (nature or people) trying to make a feeling.
Senryu tends to have a victim and may be humorous or irreverant trying to make a point.
- paraphrased from Michael Dylan Welch's Graceguts

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

betrayal...


A colourful Melbourne tram travelling Swanston Street

If ever there were a 19th-century opera to have stood the test of time it is Verdi’s soaringly romantic and dramatic Aida. Its exotic, golden images of Egypt, spine-tingling arias, potent choruses, conflicting allegiances and cruel twists of fate make it one of the pillars of the grand opera repertoire.
- Aida is being performed now at the Arts Centre, Melbourne by Opera Australia


not a betrayal 
just conflicting loyalties
tragic Aida


Linking to:
Haiku Heights ~ Betrayal


NOTE

Weekend Haiku meme started HERE last Sunday!

Prompt : RED

Next Prompt: BLUE

12 comments:

Usha Menon said...

Nice Haiku. Beautiful imagery!!

mindlovemisery said...

Very well done =)

Reading Pleasure said...

Beautifully done with history in mind

Claudia said...

Great take on the prompt! I've never seen or listened to this opera, but it sounds like a good one. :)

Reshma said...

Music never betrays, it only moves different people in different ways...Beautiful lines Gemma.

winspiration.me said...

Fascinating take on the prompt. I don't know Aida but will have to find it on DVD now! Thanks for the introduction!

WabiSabi said...

Oh how those conflicting loyalties can create havoc! (I figured out how to remove the blogger block to comment on your page!Betrayal

Judith Westerfield said...

"conflicting loyalties" = wonderful take on the prompt. Original and nicely written.

Tejinder kaur said...

Love this one...Musical take.
Regards.

Richa Singh said...

just conflicting loyalties... I am gonna use this phrase a lot of times now... a wonderfully written haiku :)

Richa

Nanka said...

When there is romance, drama and conflicting allegiances, i suppose then there has to be tragedy and betrayal in the end... mildly called "conflicting loyalties"

Sara McNulty said...

'conflicting loyalties' - well said.

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