Skeletal Metal, a Haibun
Drive-in Hootenanny skeletal metal, stripped down and rebuilt twisted rides; revving tacs, how noble and debased they blaze in the late afternoon sun.
Smooth trannies heave heavy vintage automobiles, some bits shiny. Out of sight, their rusty ramshackle aged-good looks hot-rodded to the max, new renditions of sickest machines re-imagined.
The crowd blasted full blown by throaty engines’ bass notes groove; growling perfect timing like ripping canvas to the beat. Clean glass, gonzo custom, rockin’ designed so sweet, big wheels, big feels, not-all-there, but complete; glorious carnivores of salvage.
glory faded roars again
grace welded reborn
01 May, 2018
Haibun Poetic Form
- The haibun is melding of two poems: a prose poem and haiku.
- The form was used in 17th century Japan and made fashionable by poet Matsuo Basho.
- Prose poem is an objective view of the subject, rarely is “I” used.
- Tacs – tachometers
- Rides—vehicles used for everyday driving, special transportation, or showy display
- Hootenanny—a musical gathering of celebration
- Trannies– automotive transmissions