Haikai: Good & Evil

For Ronovan’s weekly prompt two gogyohka.

 

basket of sound fruit

wild plums

purple red and yellow

spoilt fruit wasp-sweet

oozes in the sun

 

‘The evil that men do lives after them;

The good is oft interred with their bones.’

 

demagogue silver-tongued Antony

swayed the crowd

until

his silver star of luck

sank blood red

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