Hot pitch of revenge
Cooled by time’s sweet soothing balm
Echoing through time
The heart defends the spirit
With her pitch perfect song
Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge Words: PITCH and TIME
Jamie’s Photo Challenge Word: MIDDLE There were so many photos I could have chosen for ‘Middle’, but none of them sold themselves strongly enough, I got the choice down to 2 and decided to wait for Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge words to help me choose. The word PITCH did it! and I thought of Bodiam Castle (visited last summer) in the MIDDLE of its moat, being defended with hot pitch being poured onto its attackers. A sense of a fortress as metaphor emerged and out of that, after many re-writings and shifts in emphasis, came the haiku…… …….. and a couple of other poems: A Micro Poem:
Defended with the hot pitch of bitter revenge
Only time cools
These poems hark back to darker times – many many years ago and all over and done with now, I’m glad to say! I have enjoyed this blog as a positive zone, but Ronovan’s words sometimes push me into other areas of experience which I resisted at first, but creativity isn’t all about bright colours and beauty is it.
Balance and Flow.
And some sister Haiku from Nato
And click here for Ronovan’s Review of all the Haiku entries.
For more pictures of Bodiam Castle click here