Haiku Noir

Written for:  Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #36, Haiku Noir (by Jen of Blog It or Lose It)

I would like you to write “haiku noir” – haiku that explores the darker parts of nature – nature at the dirty edges of humanity:

  • Night time without a full moon – night with a sense of darkness and vulnerability;
  • Sense of foreboding, unease, danger;
  • Things that are “sensed” in the night more than seen;
  • Unidentified sounds and/or a sense of not being alone;
  • Cityscapes

Under street lamp

ghostly glow on rain-slicked block

Cigarette butts stained crimson


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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