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June 16, 2010

Disregarded Haiku

These are haikus for my friend's art installation. He's interested in things that have been abandoned or 'disregarded' in society and the beauty that might be in those things. I found some cuckoo spit. The name sounds like it's been disregarded (by a cuckoo) although it's actually produced by an insect. My haiku for this:

Frothy globules of

fluid entombs parasite;

don't touch - cuckoo spit.

I saw a piece of grass tied to a post and thought of this:

Promise me something:

however this goes for us,

tie a knot for me.

There were some railway sleepers that had been cut up and used by the grounds staff:

Sleepers weeping tar;

baked, cracked and dried in shimmers,

now form a compost heap.

This is about a split bag of compost that had grass growing out of it:

A makeshift mattress;

loose, sagging, softened by rain:

a bed in a bag.

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