September heights: starve

the hunger artist
craves the lightness of mayflies
drifting without mouths

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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28 Responses to September heights: starve

  1. jmgoyder says:

    Rather creepy – love it!

  2. Bruce Ruston says:

    Oh that is very good, I’m still struggling gona have to sleep on it I think

  3. Green Speck says:

    Wow … love this one !!!

  4. elleceef says:

    So interesting – the hunger artist is confused me thinks. Not a good craving. Well done as always, Susan.

  5. tigerbrite says:

    Sounds like a prayer of a someone with an eating disorder.

  6. Barbara says:

    Wow! This is amazing! Hunger artist – what an apt description for a challenging illness! Marvelous haiku!

  7. Patti says:

    Looks like you and I went to the same place. Your haiku is haunting.

  8. Dulcina says:

    Anorexia and its terrible effects…
    You have painted a scary image, a kind of flying nightmare, good!

  9. ‘Hunger artist.’ Lovely and apt description. ‘Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look.’ Stomachs must eat, Susan and I would rather be fat and jolly. (in a healhty way) :-). A fine and powerful Haiku.

  10. Good one. I like the line ‘hunger artist’ … maybe I feel sometimes such a artist, because I hope to become a wellknown author in my country. Have published two novels, but can’t live of it 🙂 meanwhile I continue my work as a oncology nurse.

  11. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    In some way, I think, there is a hunger artist lurking in each of us…


  12. nelle says:

    There’s a lot in eleven words.

  13. Leo says:

    I have an eating disorder of the opposite variety 😛 My heart craves the heaviness of pizzas.

  14. doncarroll says:

    pretty cool this is. how about this for play.
    the hunger artist
    craves the lightness of beer
    without the drift of beer belly….*L*

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