Stained Glass Window

I was introduced by a friend to a a poem form called a Haiku, which has a simple 3 line structure. where lines 1 and 3 have 5 syllables and line 2 has 7.

To celebrate the discovery I’ve made a picture with an accompanied haiku.


In darkness we walk
Among the mythical beasts
Radiant hope shines




Here beneath lies a chronicling limerick of the cockatrice tale.

There once lived a beast cockatrice
Daily it screamed nightmares but twice;
With the peck of its beak
The towns folk could not speak,
This be the tale of nightmare beast, the cockatrice.


A Cockatrice is a mythical beast, that has a beak, wings two legs and a tail, it often gets confused with the more well known beast, the Basilisk, which has had much more “screen time”. The difference being the Cockatrice has anatomy of hind legs and wings, while the Basilisk has front legs and no wings.