Monday, April 12, 2010

2010 April PAD Challenge: Day 12 Poetic Asides
Posted by Robert

For today's prompt, pick a city, make that the title of your poem, and write a poem. Your poem can praise or belittle the city. Your poem could be about the city or about the people of the city. Your poem could even have seemingly nothing to do with the city. But the simple act of picking a city will set the mood (to a certain degree), so choose wisely.

I took the easy way out on this one tonight, choosing to post the four linked haikus I wrote in Heathrow Airport about our stay in Paris. They were written in March, but not shared publicly until now.


La Vie en Rose

C’est la vie en rose
That opens itself to us
In this budding spring

Champs de Mars

Running wild each night
Eiffel in glittering glam –
Forever in Seine

Notre Dame

Our mother reposed
In her divine symmetry,
Her sanctuary

Moulin Rouge

To their windmill wings
Whisper lost bienvenue
Les damsels de rouge

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. forever in Seine: ha! In Haiku, though the sound is easy, the sense is not. My impression is that the Japanese prize a sense of balance and some sort of elegance. I think "La Vie en Rose"and "Champs de Mars" are especially exemplatory.