Thursday, August 7, 2014

Five Lunes Deep



all images by glenn buttkus


Five Lunes Deep

“3,5,3--my form is not syllable based. It is a
self-contained tercet.”--Jack Collom.



Some golden
dragons disguise themselves
as Hudsons.

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A broken
cross actually masks
aching hearts.

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Thomas lies
smiling at his
leaf embrace.

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Ever notice
that some bridges
are abstract?

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Zukeman bore
the cross for
two hours.

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Glenn Buttkus

Posted over on dVerse Poets MTB/FFA

Would you like to hear the author read these Collom Lunes to you?

31 comments:

Brian Miller said...

dude...love the first one....and would love to hear that dragon purr....

and the thomas one with the leaf, that grabbed me too...

some cool little images that still carry quite a bit of meaning...

Björn Rudberg said...

didn't know you were a haiku man Glenn .. that first one is just awesome.. the briefness in those little pebbles.. I just love them (and write them quite a lot).. I think in those brief images we can sometimes capture more than all the ramblings in the world... :-)

Claudia said...

oh i love the one with the leaf embrace specifically... what a wonderful image glenn

margoroby.com said...

Exactly. I'm with Brian. The leaf hugging Thomas took my top spot over the golden dragon, but I was tickled by all.

Gabriella said...

The first three poems are my favorite ones. You have packed a lot in those three short lines in each of them. This is quite amazing.

Mary said...

I enjoyed your whole series, Glenn. Cool about the dragons disguising themselves as Hudsons. And the leafy embrace certainly is touching.

Grace said...

Lovely lunes Glenn, I can't pick a favorite ~

Arushi Ahuja said...

i wish i my car was a dragon too.. maybe a red one!! :) how awsome would that be!

Sumana Roy said...

what a wonderful set..the leaf-embrace touches deeply...

Hamish Gunn said...

Very nice use of surrealism and symbolism here in these haiku - a very personal style. They go very well with the images, and a favourite doesn't apply here, as each is saying a lot.

Uneven Stephen said...

I love the variety of poems here, the tones and subject matter. The broken crosses ... damn, that one is a punch to the gut. Great take on the prompt.

Anthony Desmond said...

great series, Glenn! Dug that broken cross masking aching hearts... I'm not a religious guy, but I've always had a thing for cross imagery...

Susan said...

You make it seem simple! Each image is a success, moving and articulate and evocative. My favorites are the golden dragon and the abstract bridges.

vivinfrance said...

These are all very special.

More bridges are concrete!

Myrna R. said...

Awsome how you attached meaning in few words to the lovely pictures. I loved it.

Polly said...

Ooh, clever...I too like the dragons in the first - good stuff :)

dkirkstokes said...

Very artfully done, and I like the way you wove the 'story fragments' around the pictures.

charliezero1 said...

So artistically clever and brilliantly written.

I love your views on life...excellent!


:)

georgeplaceblog said...

Love the dragon and the leaf esp.

Bodhirose said...

I love all of these especially because you used your own photos, Glenn. Love that beautiful, golden Hudson...I'll bet it does purr.

thecourseofourseasons.com said...

oh Glenn - love the leaf embrace - beautiful!

vb holmes said...

I enjoyed them all but really like the Golden Dragon--except it needs a superhero behind the wheel to complete the image.

Truedessa said...

That is some golden dragon in disguise. I enjoyed reading all of these and I can't help but, like the leaf embrace.

Margaret said...

Golden dragons… took my breath away, the leaf blanketing that headstone so precious - All are clever - you are usually long-winded (in a good way) but you handle short just as brilliantly.

quest4peas said...

These are lovely! Love the bridge picture!

wielenga said...

Brief but bold images, Glenn! Especially like the leaf embrace and the abstract bridges...cool.

Cressida de Nova said...

These are all impressive Clever. I love the abstract hridge.

bwfiction said...

cool - I just took a bridge pic like that the other day.

You excel in the short verse as well.

Arathi Harihar said...

beautiful pictures..the leaf one is too good..nice lunes..

grapeling said...

you do snippets so well, Glenn ~

kaykuala said...

The golden dragon would be fun. Vintage cars are rare. If available they are expensive too! Great pics and haiku set Glenn!

Hank