Distant and empty
Disconnected from her heart
Dying in her arms
© 2019 Jason A. Muckley
Susi Bocks latest Haiku challenge was to write an interpretation of Egon Schiele’s painting, “Dead Mother,” in the form of a haiku.
My poem above is a Senryu, a poem similar to a Haiku with the same syllabic form, but a different theme compared to a traditional seasonal/nature theme in the traditional Haiku. The theme of a Senryu “only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions,” detailed on Shadow Poetry’s site.