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{un}holy haiku - 3rd Edition

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Helen of Annoy

versions of my name

lost in Pannonian fog 

river is still there  

 

 

 

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Clarakore

river is still there

spirits still horsing around

milk maids or riders

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Helen of Annoy

milk maids or riders

long gone are their fairs only 

ancient tunes remain  

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Clarakore

ancient tunes remain

captured to be enraptured

brides of the Danube

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Helen of Annoy

brides of the Danube

bringing life with floods while death

makes whirlpools so cold   

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Clarakore

makes whirlpools so cold

what from source began so warm

goddess spiral up

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Helen of Annoy

goddess spiral up

her roots never leaving ground 

teeming with new life  

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Clarakore

teeming with new life

she falls from sky; crawls from sea

her roots friction wars

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The Wistman
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her roots friction wars

gold bonfires on hilltops some-

times spark great burnings

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Clarakore

times spark great burnings

now watch this witch set herself

on fire their pyre fails

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Helen of Annoy

on fire their pyre fails

slapstick version of thirties 

pathetic grotesque 

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The Wistman

pathetic grotesque

darkling aims as rooster crows

where are the cone hats

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Clarakore
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where are the cone hats

conical even dunce work

Phygyrian we wear

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Helen of Annoy

and Phrygian as well

reminds now more of fig leaf 

greed ate its own legs 

 

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Clarakore

greed ate its own legs

when toga was worn by all

stola came green eyed

 

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The Wistman

stola came green eyed

into the palace, sundown

casts purple shadows

 

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Clarakore

casfs purple Shadows

Night outside perfect as cats

not afraid of selves

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Ozymandias

not afraid of selves

but imagined threats may lurk -

whistle in the dark

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Helen of Annoy

whistle in the dark 

attracts hellhounds and werewolves

silence is an art 

  

 

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The Wistman
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silence is an art

fireflies blink their poetry

hermits statuesque

 

 

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Helen of Annoy

hermits statuesque

found - before they knew they seek -

love, the common ground   

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The Wistman

love, the common ground

beneath some train of desire

stations clicking past

 

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Helen of Annoy

stations clicking past

my bag keeps shrinking, in it

just handful of dust

 

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The Wistman
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just handful of dust

in my tent, locket of hair

pressed against my lips

 

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Helen of Annoy

pressed against my lips

index finger, slightly crooked 

soul to soul, they know 

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