Of stuffed birds, peep holes/cricket bats, pints, pubs, and Jags/ deconstructing brains

Inspired by the Fix It or Deal post ‘zombie, zombie, burning bright’, I decided to write some of my own horror movie and zombie inspired haikus for Halloween!

 

Psycho:

Drip, drip, shower drain
Pretty girl, carving knife, scream
Blood, Mother, blood, blood!

Shaun of the Dead:

Pete is a zombie
Let’s go to the Winchester
Don’t say the zed word!

Philosopher zombies:
Vacant dead gaze
Shuffling gait. Drooling mouths sigh
What does undeath mean?

I’m rather proud of my Psycho haiku.

Haikus are fun to write. There’s something about there being very little space to compose a poem to grab the best words, best lines, twists of phrase. I prefer (when I even attempt to write poetry) to follow a form. I find free verse a little too free. For me, creativity (in poetry) rises out of restrictions.

There’s a bonus haiku in the title.

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