Frabjous Times

alien scifaiku poetry brick

It was their eyes


true dawn… then the Enola Gay

yellow irises les fleurs du mal
60 years minus 4 days, and counting
“Vader Contact Lenses
C'est l'Ennui!—l'oeil chargé d'un pleur involontaire,
Il rêve d'échafauds en fumant son houka.
Tu le connais, lecteur, ce monstre délicat,
—Hypocrite lecteur,—mon semblable,—mon frère!
It's Boredom!— his eye brimming with spontaneous tear
He dreams of the gallows in the haze of his hookah.
You know him, reader, this delicate monster,
Hypocritical reader, my likeness, my brother!

Published in Triptych Haiku Volume 1 number 2

Last modified: Tue Sep 12 23:18:01 EDT 2006
Added Hiroshima verse. Added yellow irises verse. Added publication note.
Previously published: Oct 16 2004
Previously published: Fri Aug 5 21:49:00 2005
Previously published: Tue Aug 2 19:45:53 2005
Previously published: Tue Aug 2 07:41:48 2005