Haiku -End

This is my final haiku of the week, which have been unusually morbid for me. This one is dedicated to David Bowie. I wrote the haiku first, and then couldn’t get the image of Bowie in his final incarnation in “Lazarus” out of my head. I hope the restless artist’s soul has now found peace. 


Eye sheds single tear
Drum-taut, paper-thin skin greys
Heart’s silence, ends life


Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/grasslandsnationalparkvalmariesaskatchewan/23775000414

Written for secret keeper, using the prompts: silence – eyes – heart – drum – life

RIP Goblin King

A Goblin King who loved magic
Was more than a little dramatic
His power of voodoo
Was more than you do
But his death is desperately tragic


Inspired by David Bowie (in his role as the Goblin King in Labyrinth); written for: https://mindandlifematters.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/limerick-challenge-week-3-magic/


Picture credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jareth

R.I.P. David Bowie

Woke to sad, sad news:
No more to see his chameleon face.
Leaving a lifetime’s soundtrack,
Youth’s oddity shuffles into space.


Others will undoubtedly, and rightly, post links to some of Bowie’s classic songs today. I will take a different tack and post this. It is a parody, but it is clearly made by fans of Bowie, and is made with love. RIP David.