My poem ” absinthe glass”, in the second place in Asahi Haikuist Network edited by David McMurray

Today my poem ” absinthe glass” is in the second place in Asahi Haikuist Network edited by David McMurray.
I’m very delighted to appear once again in this amazing column.

absinthe glass
the souls of poets lost
in a green river

–Eufemia Griffo (Settimo Milanese, Italy)



About absinthe…

The legacy of absinthe as a mysterious, addictive, and mind-altering drink continues to this day. Absinthe has played a notable role in the fine art movements of Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Surrealism, Modernism, Cubism and in the corresponding literary movements. The legendary drink has more recently appeared in movies, video, television, music, and contemporary literature. The modern absinthe revival has had a notable effect on its portrayal. It is often shown as an unnaturally glowing green liquid.

Oscar Wilde wrote:

“What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?”. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”

There is a beautiful scene of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” movie in which the vampire tells to Mina: “Absinthe is the aphrodisiac of the self. The green fairy who lives in the absinthe wants your soul. But you are safe with me. “


Pubblicato 18 novembre 2017 da Eufemia Griffo in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray, senryu

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