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November 11

#Haiku Happenings #6: Merril’s latest #haibun for Colleen’s #weekly #tanka #poetry challenge and my own current #haikai challenge!

Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

I wake to see Venus gleaming as the sky lightens from indigo to azure. The goddess of love beckons and beseeches, but the war god always wins.

Morning star rises

heralds the poppy-red dawn–

November morning

Senseless wars go on,

honoring in fall parades

stars blaze, flash, and die

Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Poppy_field_-_Google_Art_Project Vincent van Gogh, Poppy Field, [Public Domain] Wikipedia

This is for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday–Poet’s Choice of Words, and Frank’s Haikai challenge using the prompt, “Armistice.”

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