In the Bardo


in the bardo

I feel sorry for those gods

who’ll threaten us

with wrath and blood thirstiness –

fucking amateurs


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1210 Tibetan Book Of Dead (Bardo Thodol), another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And to finish, here’s Junior Parker –

4 thoughts on “In the Bardo

    • Well, I do think the scary faces the gods wore back in 1350 CE to intimidate people aren’t likely to cut it nowadays, when none of the world’s major economies could function without masses of wrath and blood thirstiness. It’s gotta be scarier here than in the bardo :S

    • I know Issa sometimes used coarse language in haiku so, even though it’s not especially classical, when it’s called for I think it can probably be justified.

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