Foul & Sweet

For the RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #37, the two prompt words were Foul and Sweet. One was unpleasant, while the other was pleasant – they made me think of opposing or contrasting situations. Then, I thought of human conflict. Aggression, action and reaction go round and round in a never-ending circle. So that’s the theme of my haiku for today.

 

Photo taken at the Taiwan Fine Arts Museum, Taipei on 15 March 2015
A submarine made from chocolate, and its image painted in chocolate on a plate. Photo taken at the Taiwan Fine Arts Museum, Taipei on 15 March 2015.

 

Foul & Sweet

 

Oppression so foul
Hatched from man’s greed and hatred
The revenge so sweet

A haiku by
Khor Hui Min
23 March 2015

 

 

Photo taken at the Taiwan Fine Arts Museum, Taipei on 15 March 2015
Photo taken at the Taiwan Fine Arts Museum, Taipei on 15 March 2015

 

When I went to the Taiwan Fine Arts Museum on 15 March 2015, I saw many beautiful pieces of art, ranging from paintings to sculptures and photos. There was a large food-related exhibition on the ground floor, called ‘The Testimony of Food: Ideas and Food’. One of the displays featured a wide range of weapons and other implements of war made from chocolate. I selected three of the photos I took of this display to complement the haiku I wrote.

 

Photo taken at the Taiwan Fine Arts Museum, Taipei on 15 March 2015
Photo taken at the Taiwan Fine Arts Museum, Taipei on 15 March 2015
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