On Porcelain


on porcelain dolls

on the frosty, still faces

she sees smiles curl


This poem was written for Carpe Diem “Sparkling Stars” #13, “to the dolls” by Ransetsu, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

5 thoughts on “On Porcelain

      • Ah … been there too!
        Although, if it makes you feel better, I’ve seen some Basho and Issa haiku that use similes. But it’s all about what you’re comfortable with. 🙂

      • Hmm for me, at the moment, it feels a bit like cheating on my haiku practice 😛

        And I forgot to mention how much I love Ransetsu’s haiku that provided the prompt – an entire drama and characterisation in 3 lines. Amazing!

      • Does feel a bit like playing hooky, doesn’t it? 😉

        Glad you liked the prompt – she’s an amazing writer 🙂 — artist too.

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