Dead Mother #Senryu #EgonSchiele #Art #IWHHaikuChallenge

Egon Schiele, Dead Mother (1910), Public Domain

Distant and empty
Disconnected from her heart
Dying in her arms

© 2019 Jason A. Muckley

Susi Bocks latest Haiku challenge was to write an interpretation of Egon Schiele’s painting, “Dead Mother,” in the form of a haiku.

My poem above is a Senryu, a poem similar to a Haiku with the same syllabic form, but a different theme compared to a traditional seasonal/nature theme in the traditional Haiku. The theme of a Senryu “only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions,” detailed on Shadow Poetry’s site.


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