V is for Venom

Venom:  Poisonous substance secreted by animals such as snakes, spiders, and scorpions and typically injected into prey or aggressors by biting or stinging. / Extreme malice and bitterness shown in someone’s attitudes, speech, or actions.

Romeo, desperate 
drank the vitriolic venom,
sour as a farewell.

His sorrowful heart
ready to follow his love
through eternity.

The last drop was gone
when Juliet rose, glistening
as a new rosebud.

«Arrivederci»
and left as a summer bliss
on a winter night.

This is my Spanish haiku counterpart: V de Veneno. Why, do you ask? My wonderful crew, #NaNoTribuMX started a micro stories challenge in Spanish this month. (We´re still voting the words we will use this month).

The team’s theme of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year is:
ACCOMPLISHING YOUR DREAMS, AND THE DUALITY OF 22; to see all cool bloggers participating this challenge, you can click on the Master List of #AtoZChallenge.

Senryu 22 of 26 I´ll be doing this April to participate in #AtoZChallenge, #NaPoWriMo and #CampNaNoWriMo. Did you like it? Don´t be shy, leave a comment. I´d love if you add a blog hop so I can visit your post, too.

Today´s NaPoWriMo prompt: to write a poem that contains at least one of a different kind of simile – an epic simile. Also known as Homeric similes, these are basically extended similes that develop over multiple lines. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they have mainly been used in epic poems, typically as decorative elements that emphasize the dramatic nature of the subject (see, by way of illustration, this example from Milton’s Paradise Lost). But you could write a complete poem that is just one lengthy, epic simile, relying on the surprising comparison of unlike things to carry the poem across. And if you’re feeling especially cheeky, you could even write a poem in which the epic simile spends lines heroically and dramatically describing something that turns out to be quite prosaic. Whatever you decide to compare, I hope you have fun extending your simile(s) to epic lengths.

If you are participating on these challenges, I wish you good luck and lots of success. 😀

All posts:

  1. A is for Amnesia.
  2. B is for Bastard.
  3. C is for Carousel.
  4. D is for Dandelion.
  5. E is for Euthanasia.
  6. F is for Fleeting.
  7. G is for Gargoyle.
  8. H is for Hologram.
  9. I is for Island.
  10. J is for (microscopic) Jupiter.
  11. K is for Karma.
  12. L is for Lunatic.
  13. M is for Morgue.
  14. N is for Nyctophilia.
  15. O is for Obituary.
  16. P is for Pineapple.
  17. Q is for Quixotic.
  18. R is for Ravioli.
  19. S is for Sabotage.
  20. T is for Theater.
  21. U is for Unicorn.
  22. V is for Venom.
  23. W is for Walkman.
  24. X is for Xylophagous.
  25. Y is for Yeti.
  26. Z is for Zombie / Zero.
  27. Reflection.

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