Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Flowering




The struggle for existence
Pushing up between unyielding slabs
Graceful, golden and undaunted.


They stand and wait;
They Keep the Gate.
And they make haste
To judge our taste.
So who are they
To proudly say....
'We can't begin
To let you in!
We know what's what
And you do not!
You don't know Art.
We're poles apart.
We think your verse
Could not be worse.
You write a tale
That's bound to fail.
Think you can paint?
Artist you ain't!
Your matchstick men?
Nought out of ten!
Real artists! Wow!
They take a bow.
You're no Matisse,
So you must cease.
You're no Renoir;
Poor's what you are.
You're no Van Dyke,
So take a hike.
You're no Turner!
Quit, you Learner.
You're no Van Gogh,
So * * * * * off!
We all concur
You're amateur.
Those on our list
Should not be missed.
But, as for you,
You will not do!
Don't waste your time
On paint and rhyme.'
But Grandma said
'I'll soon be dead,
So tell me why
I shouldn't try.
I'm in a rush
To wield a brush!
Just for a joke
I'll paint the folk
I see each day,
At work and play.
I'll have some fun,
Before I'm done.
And when she dared
She found folk cared.
Those at the gate
Said ' We must state,
Joking apart,
Grandma! You win!
Well let you in!'


Margaret Gosden said...

Nice composition and haiku! A tribute to Grandma Moses, I wonder. Is the picture of her, too? If so, I have never seen one of her.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Dandelions are so tenacious, aren't they? Nothing seems to stop them from growing!

My Haiku Heights

vivienne blake said...

Love the dandelion haiku and the picture, too.

Vinay Leo R. said...

a tenacious dandelion.. lovely tercet, Rinkly..!

doesn't a haiku have less than seventeen syllables though?

Amity said...

beautiful haiku and wonderful tercet, i kept smiling while reading it Brenda...:)

Jingle said...

beautiful Haiku!

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