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Marcel Duchamp at 128 - The Big Glass and Chronic Illness

Twenty+ years ago, I wrote a play that spoofed Performance Art.   As part of my research I read a lot about Art and certain artists. One of those artists was Marcel Duchamp. I had always found his sense of humor appealing, but the more I read about him, the more fascinated with him I became. Fortunately, at the time, my sister and mother both lived in or near Philadelphia, and I got to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art a number of times, which has probably the largest single collection of Duchamp's work. This morning, a friend, (Photographer Kristina Rebelo, whose work often appears in The Haikulodeon), happened to send me a photograph of a broken window that she had taken the other day.   It immediately made me think of Duchamp's work, The Large Glass, aka The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Batchelors Even. And in doing so, I realized it had something to say to people with Chronic Illness.

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A Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

 

 

 


Here's this week's heap of haikus:

 

 

Wear a morning coat
of paint in afternoon light
while it's evening.

 


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A Flimsy Excuse for a Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

 

 

Here's this week's heap of haikus:


tanka haiku:

Try to retain the
ability to express
delirious joy.

    Any moment, happiness
    could spring from your
consciousness.


 

 

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A Fairly Frothy Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

 

 

Here's this week's heap of haikus:

 


The sign on the beach
said "Clothing Optional" ... So,
he took off his scarf.

 

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Another Star-Spangled Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon


 

Here's this week's heap of haikus:


4th of July-ku:  

The rockets' red glare,
bombs bursting in air, gave proof
that fireworks are cool.

(3rd line re-write for the diphthong challenged:  "fireworks are cool.")

 

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A Rainbow-Filled Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

 


 

Here's this week's heap of haikus:

 

tanka haiku:

Crowded Conveyance;
Two women, a dog, a bike,
a small child and me.

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A Fadin' Away Friday Afternoon at the Haikulodeon

 

 

Here's this week's heap of haikus:

 


I'm fading away,
Slowly, inexorably ...
I can't help but laugh.

 

 

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