Good Luck ( #haiku )

Majestic spread wings
Perched upon The Renaissance
Leaving his good luck

Would you like to hear me read this Haiku?

*The above haiku poem is my response to the One Stop Poetry Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge. The prompt was shot by photographer & poet James Rainsford. He is the featured artist today on One Stop Poetry.

46 Responses to “Good Luck ( #haiku )”

  1. I like it. Good job!

  2. betweenhearts75 Says:

    rofl!!!!!! ’tis bad… ’tis so bad…lol Adam maybe my impressions of you are not gentleman-like at all!!!! Hahaaa!! TOO FUNNY!! 😉 ahh still think you…sort of are….definitely humorous!!! =D

    • LOL James has a good sense of humor, April. Great photo too. As for me, well, nobody’s perfect 😉

  3. Ha! thanks, adam, for bringing a smile. That’s definitely my kind of luck–the born under a bad sign kind…and its obvious both you and James have a fully functional irreverence happening.

  4. Anita Wakeham Says:

    Whoever decided such a thing was good luck I wonder Lol, nice one Adam.


  5. Present perched on past
    All seeing
    But do you see it?

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    At Twitter @VerseEveryDay

    • Excellent, Shashi. You capture omniscience and question the reader’s perception. I like that very much.

  6. It’s hard to miss the dark stain in the man’s face and yet, those beautiful light-filled wings somehow create a sense of dignity! A fun haiku!

  7. Well done! Like it very much

  8. Yes, he does look a bit s—faced. Must have had a rough night at the rathskeller.

  9. I came searching for who this reniassance man is and then I have to put up with this crap! 🙂

  10. @Ted @Jerry I see the Sunday crew does not lack in humor 🙂

  11. Wow Adam! What an interesting voice you have. If I ever issue an audio book of poetry, I want you to be the reader. Thanks, James.

  12. i think he might be leaving more than that in a runny pile…lol. i likehow the last line can refer to eaither of them…

  13. {giggle} i tried to find something online to get details of why fishermen call getting pooped on by a bird good luck and couldn’t find anything. now i’m glad i didn’t because i wouldn’t have come up with anything near as good as your haiku, Adam. it is a beautiful bird. great photo.

  14. I think this is what I love about poetry – how the words and line can have different meanings — life lifting off from the Renaissance; the future built upon the shoulders of the past; the debt that’s owed to who and what has gone before; even some of the ignorance of the past we display. Good one, Adam.

  15. Exactly, Glynn! Semantic flexibility is a main reason why I am drawn to the art of poetry. Cheers

  16. ha – your voice sounded majestic as well with all the reverb – love when you read your poems adam
    do we know who this guy is? maybe go back and look if i find the name, would be interesting..

    • Richard Hooker at Exeter Cathedral (according to Glynn’s post)
      ha! I love playing with reverb & echo 🙂

  17. Richard Hooker!!! LOL. No, no, no. I’m not going anywhere with this. No way!

  18. excellent haiku! love the word play! as someone who has had “luck” dropped on her head twice, I can appreciate this one!

  19. Ha, Adam! Definitely you captured the irreverence and humor of the photo. Nice job!

  20. I too came to see if this fellow’s name was findable, your poem made me LOL ! Too Funny !

  21. the picture looks amazing,… and lovely Haiku.

  22. I’m glad this is an interpretive art form 🙂

    Peace, hp

  23. thoughtsnotlost Says:


    Loved it!

  24. Good piece, made me smile (despite its icky luck).

  25. A voice from the past.

  26. the seagull looks like part of the statue.

  27. ^giggles^ so this is where I have gotten it wrong: not seeing luck for how it is. Thank you!

  28. Icky Adam, cut the poor guy some slack, no one needs luck like that 😉

  29. Ben Miller Says:

    Is that a comment on the statue or the Renaissance? Or both? 🙂 Nicely done!

  30. Quite clever I think…and amusing.

  31. This is very cool– is that the actual name of the “scholar”, as I think of him? First I thought it was Dante in Verona, my favorite statue in the world, but then I thought, nah. xxxj

  32. I’ve never seen the statue and I didn’t come across info in photo file. However, Glynn who runs Faith, Fiction, Friends site says it’s Anglican theologian Richard Hooker at Exeter Cathedral. Check his link. (Excellent poetry too).

  33. Luck indeed:) Good one, Adam.

  34. Terribly clever, nice work.

  35. Good Luck? Is it just seagulls? Big smile 🙂 Dustus

    ♥ ஆεlεɳa ~.^

  36. “…perched on ‘The Rennaissance’…” I love the reference to a ‘golden age’. Nice haiku for luck!

  37. Leaving his “good luck”? Well, I guess we know what the bird thought of his theology! LOL I at first thought “WHAT am I going to be able to come up with a poem for this! But it ended up being a fun picture prompt. I always say “I can’t do this one…” I’m learning a lot and enjoying One Stop Poetry so much!

  38. LOLsss
    Hilarious!!! lolssss

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