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  Abandoned Home – Haiku in 8
by M. Andrew Sprong
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Scratching of dry leaves
swirling on the parlor floor –
door swinging open.

Giggles have echoes
while mice scurry in frenzy –
whisperers unseen.

Cracked portraits of men
and women in fine attire –
a sense of watching

Creaks on the staircase
moaning from chilly hallways
high shutters banging.

Girl’s dresses rotting
moth holes changing their flowers
into peppered cloth.

A crib swings squeaking
as a mobile spins above
in the room’s still air

Bats in the attic
a little boy’s hobby horse
unseen hand rocking

Where the fire starts
no one will ever be sure
now the house is gone.

 


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Reviewed by Regis Schilken 7/25/2011
Very picturesque. Love the images!

rege
Reviewed by Paul Judges 3/30/2010
I really enjoyed this work !
Reviewed by D Johnson 3/29/2010
Each Ku building on the next until the sad ending. Nice, very nice.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/28/2010
A sad ending for a home with children's laughter and family love...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/28/2010
...lean, spare, not a waste word, highly atmospheric and evocative.


John

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