Haiku 153, 169, 170, 174, 175 – The Theme is Personality

So she prattled on
no smarter than a corn stalk
and with less to say.

Offered no hanger,
he threw the coat on a chair
upholstered in silk

Think of the carpet,
begged the hostess, to deaf ears,
It was expensive.

The new boss annoyed
the whole office staff, bar none,
inside of a day

The burned-out coach drilled
the talent-free team members
without much success

"Portrait Mask" - collage, 2002 (?)

“Portrait Mask” – collage, 2002 (?)


22 thoughts on “Haiku 153, 169, 170, 174, 175 – The Theme is Personality

  1. 153 and 175 are my favourites in that order. Promise I like the others too! Don’t find the collage scary but it’s easy to talk: never saw it for real and have time and several computer screens never mind actual distance in kilometres between me and it. Made a drawing once of a woman, meant to do a group portrait actually but it didn’t work out that way. She ended up on the A1 size paper all by herself, only her head. She often spoke to me. I gave her to a friend and the friend reported the same thing. She (the portrait) ended up in a cupboard and now no longer know where it’s at. Indeed portraits can be powerful. At first I thought I was slightly nuts, but many other people reported similar spooky things.

    • It’s almost like these portraits take on their own lives apart from whoever they are meant to be depicting. This one bothered me from the beginning and I think it kept me from wanting to try more of them in collage. Crazy but true. I totally understand the shutting away of your portrait that you did.

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