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Vincent Van Gogh.  Farms Near Auvers, 1890. Van Gogh.net.

Vincent Van Gogh. Farms Near Auvers, 1890. VanGogh.net.

dusk –
a screen door’s bang
wheeling
.
i run for open fields –
i flee with the deer  

Linked to Carpe Diem #675, where Van Gogh’s “House Au Auvers” is our inspiration.  And here is our host’s inspirational haiku:

green and yellow
shadows dance on the wall 
a gentle breeze

(c) Chèvrefeuille

I will also link this to Heeding Haiku with HA: Emotions

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21 thoughts on “dusk (tanka)

  1. ‘Wheeling’ is an interesting word choice – I’m not sure if it’s the person or the door that’s wheeling (can a door be wheeling?), but it suggests a degree of force. Then ‘flee’ suggests a need to escape. So, I read this as a sad and possibly violent story.

    But then the deer add a happy element at the end 🙂

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    • Ah …. I remember this one now … a very bad day, very bad. Yes, it was the door — actually, the sound of the door — and a very definite need to escape. It was quite sad … not violent thankfully, other than the crazed need to escape. But — always — hope with the deer!

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        • Exactly!!! 😀
          In a strange sort of way, she’s taken on a Harry-Potter-Like “Patronus” quality these days! 😉

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        • Yeah, you don’t seem the Harry Potter type, LOL!!! But they were magical-animal-spirit-protector-guides. And they glowed! Always pretty cool 😉

          Believe it or not I’d recommend the books – very, very good.

          But right now I’ve started Henry Rollins’ ‘Solipsist’. Very interesting. And dark.

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  2. Slamming screen door, vibrating against the sill, parent yells to stop slamming the door. Or maybe in or out but stop running back and forth. I feel sadness in the running away.

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    • Just that portion is funny — I’ll have to look for the whole movie. With subtitles. It must be out there somewhere …!
      I love the recurring gags in the old comedies — the anticipation each time is as good as the gag itself 🙂

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