Thursday, November 20, 2014

In Twilight at the Traffic Signal !

I couldn't link it with Roadside Beggar, though I had written it earlier. Since it goes with Dusk I link it here.

 Twilight reddens road.
Stops the vehicles traffic
 Signal, long wait, cars.

Stretches, an arm for
 Alms; a figure in odd rags
 An old beggar, poor.

 That live skeleton,
 Impels the chap fat in car;
Disdain on his face.

The empty-bellied
  With flesh nil on body, moves
 To others in hope.
                      
Draws a cyclist the
 Beggar nearer. Tenders he
 Some cash; dusk exults.

Grins the dusk with glee,
When the beggar in wonder
Caresses the cash.

For http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.in/2014/11/carpe-diem-608-dusk.







sarala

                            

20 comments:

  1. Very nice thought... Very descriptive and poetic!

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  2. Hari OM
    "The empty-bellied
    With flesh nil on body, moves
    To others in hope."

    The set drew an evocative scene Sarala, but this haiku stands alone! YAM xx

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  3. Neatly put.
    I sometimes go blank and lose sight of the signal while looking at them.

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  4. A really thought provoking Haiku, beautifully penned.

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  5. A perfect dusk scene of a city road :-)

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