Vegetarian at Fall Feast Haiku

dead bird naked on silver
pink-rose-bearing peacock on pie
vegetarian guest bawls in Fall

Still Life with Peacock Pie by Pieter Claesz
for Magpie Tales 211

38 comments:

  1. excellent-nice pairing of images!

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  2. Love it! I feel for the vegetarian made to see this meal!

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  3. LOL! I know I shouldn't be laughing, but I can't help it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. It was not supposed to be funny... just like a coffin falling out of hearse and smashing a flower stand (and getting covered in flowers) is not supposed to be funny, but our nature would make us laugh at the irony.

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    2. I guess that would be considered 'black humor'.? and I know u know there is no double meaning... :-)

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  4. Obviously "someone" has been feasting, but, note the corpses remain untouched.

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    1. Hence the term 'starving artist'.

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    2. No wonder artists have been starving for so long. All this "look, paint, love" can be very hungry business!

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  5. Dammit, now I'm hungry. And I've always wanted to make peacock pie, but they stop you shoving the stupid birds into your tote at the zoo. And yes, I quite like vegetarians. Just couldn't eat a whole one.

    Nice haiku you have
    count fingers as you type
    sound like Yoda I do

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    1. My too, the apples and the pie got my tummy going. Can you imagine biting into one of those crispy yummies? Yum, yum, yum!

      And I LOVES your haiku!

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  6. You sent me into giggles. As a former vegetarian, and since I have a family member who's still vegetarian, this is particularly amusing to me. It's best to have a sense of humor about what you eat or don't eat. :)

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    1. Humor is a powerful thing. I think it was giving to us by Nature, so that we could hold on to our kind of sanity or chosen madness. ;-D

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  7. Yes.......that vegetarian bit can be a bit of a bugger! LoL

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    1. For a second, I thought you wrote "a bit of a burger," lol!

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  8. Seems the artist is a vegetarian. The only food eaten was the flat bread, and that only half a round. Or maybe he's gone to sharpen the carving knife.

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    1. Indeed! Only the bread and the lemon have been touched. Great eye!

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  9. "Vegetarian guest bawls in fall." I can't stop laughing. I shouldn't, because I love da vegetarians, but ROFL!

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    1. It's the whole morbidity of seeing someone you love slip and fall on their butts. You care about them being okay, but the laughter is inevitable.

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  10. Never eat a bird, my head won't let me... or eggs... but that bread would go fine with a pinot ;)

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    1. Really? You've never eaten eggs? I didn't know that. You might have to tell me more about it.

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  11. Perhaps the legend of the fall was when man and woman first ate meat ? " the knowledge of good and evil "

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    1. That would certainly be something... Now, I can't stop wondering, What kind of meat?

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  12. Very interesting and fun painting! Bread and lemon ;o) Great combination ;o)

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    1. I am very greedy. Bread and lemon is making me think of lemon pie, lol!

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  13. That is too cool! "Vegetarians bawl.." At least there was plenty on the table for the meat eaters to feast on.

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    1. What a horror to watch... for the non-meat eaters.

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  14. Very well done in powerful words

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  15. Aristocratic feast! Still I wonder what did they do with lemons? Squeeze juice out on bird?
    Nice haiku!

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    1. That would make sense. Maybe the lemon went into the bird and someone went to get the carving knife!

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  16. Such sight-full beauty in such few words. Lovely.

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    1. "sight-full beauty." I like that phrase. I might steal it, um borrow, one of these days. ;-D

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