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The Fire Hydrant

Ghetto dreams, ponder Broke hydrant, cement Only leaking tears © Drake J. Eszes Submitted to Charles Henderson's: "Haiku your way" contest.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 11/14/2015 4:57:00 PM
Hi Drake, I am an artist who has used fire hydrants as personified symbols in my work for several years. I am currently doing an art-inquiry based study that involves amplification of this symbol. I have been reaching out to other artists and poets to gain statements that deepen my experience and understanding of what this images means in my own personal mythology. I really love your haiku and was hoping to gain more information from you on this topic. - Angelina
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Date: 1/20/2014 8:02:00 AM
Horray! One I hadn't read. Very brief yet relevant expression!
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Date: 1/20/2014 9:23:00 AM
Ha! You're awesome sir. Thank you so much! =D
Date: 8/4/2013 5:25:00 PM
Oh, I like the way this reads ;}
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Date: 8/4/2013 8:17:00 PM
Well, thanks Debbie! =)
Date: 7/19/2013 4:50:00 PM
lovely yet very profound too Shadow x smiles
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Date: 7/19/2013 4:58:00 PM
Hi, Shadow! :) Thanks so much!!!
Date: 7/19/2013 8:11:00 AM
thought I would check out one of your earlier haiku. I sure do enjoy the way you employ metaphor here. One of the things I like best in poetry.
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Date: 7/19/2013 8:15:00 AM
Hey, Andrea!! :) How cool of you to do that! Thanks so much!
Date: 6/21/2013 2:38:00 PM
very expressive TFS well penned Shadow x smiles
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Date: 6/21/2013 2:39:00 PM
Thanks so much, Shadow! :)
Date: 5/17/2013 1:07:00 PM
... and you definitely did "haiku YOUR way". I know this isn't really what haiku is supposed to be about... observation/objectiveness and what not. But I admire the creativity of it! How you referenced a suburbian's (is that a word?) dreams with the chaos of a leaky hydrant... it's pretty smart really!
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Date: 5/17/2013 1:47:00 PM
Suburbia, yes. :) Thank you so very much on that! That is greatly appreciated!
Date: 4/13/2013 8:30:00 AM
Enjoyed reading this one..This one is emotive and expressive work..You should write another in a different form to expound on the situation..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Date: 4/13/2013 8:48:00 AM
I might ponder that one. Thank you so much! :)
Date: 2/10/2012 6:40:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved feature Drake. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/18/2012 9:26:00 PM
Thank you kindly, Carol.
Date: 2/8/2012 9:26:00 AM
Tough life, huh? Congrats on the selection. daver
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Date: 2/8/2012 9:32:00 AM
Depends on who perceives it to be as such. Thank you, Daver! :)
Date: 2/6/2012 11:11:00 PM
Congratulations on having your poem featured on Poetry Soup this week.................S.Ronthorpe
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Date: 2/8/2012 9:32:00 AM
Why thank you Samual!! :)
Date: 2/5/2012 11:35:00 PM
Hello To create such harmonious poetry from inner city tears, astounding! Karen
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Date: 2/8/2012 9:32:00 AM
Thank you so much, Karen! :) That is very kind of you.
Date: 12/31/2011 4:27:00 AM
Contest or not.. I love this! Good luck tho!
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Date: 12/31/2011 3:00:00 PM
Hi there, Amber!!! That's very sweet of you to say. This was posted several months ago. I don't recall how I did in the contest. But, it's ok. :) Your comment is quite appreciated. Thank you!
Date: 10/12/2011 6:36:00 PM
I guess the sad situation warrants tears. Drake, you give me warm feelings with your sweet comments. Thank you for visiting.
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Date: 11/1/2011 11:27:00 AM
*Blush* :)
Date: 9/3/2011 10:43:00 PM
this is a perfect haiku it leaves me wanting more.
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Date: 5/3/2011 6:27:00 AM
R.M. thank you very much for that! :)
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Date: 5/2/2011 10:41:00 PM
Great job! Thank you for your comment on my poem about the "nameless one."
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Date: 3/9/2011 7:34:00 AM
Indeed Andrea, thank you so much! =)
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Date: 3/9/2011 12:30:00 AM
Great way to haiku, Drake!
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Date: 3/1/2011 9:03:00 AM
Judy, yes, very true. So well stated. You are extremely kind with your words. Thank you so much!
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Date: 3/1/2011 8:55:00 AM
For some reason this reminds me, being from New Orleans, that the tears flow throughout the city regardless of the area. Simply put, the Government chooses never to make "honest" repairs creating havoc amid the dreams of all people. Ponder is Useless. You are extremely talented.....
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Date: 2/24/2011 6:53:00 AM
Thank you very much for that, Robb. I appreciate it. =)
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Date: 2/17/2011 6:34:00 AM
You're telling me Debbie...thank you for your kind comments also. Very grateful.
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Date: 2/16/2011 2:21:00 PM
these "homes" these "ghetto's...so many too many all over the world [sigh] Thanks for your nice comments! Light & Love
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Date: 2/15/2011 7:25:00 AM
Lisa, that's really sweet of you to say. Thank you for that! Awesome you stopped by here! =)
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