hunger at high noon
nothing but the donkey’s breath
fills the beggar’s bowl


15 comments on “Breath

  1. Very cutting – and one of your strong themes revisited.

  2. That is so terribly sad…to go to sleep with hunger pains.

  3. This is a great classical haiku Mark.

  4. Jen says:

    Partners in hunger — so sad, Mark — but nicely crafted. 🙂

  5. jazzytower says:

    Nicely done! Makes one think.

  6. janicead says:

    Donkey breath to fill the bowl. Quite the image.

  7. Bastet says:

    Wow .. talk about an empty bowl! Fantastic!

  8. Ah, this is great (but so sad)

  9. Rall says:

    I guess donkey breath like hunger breath is pretty bad !

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