The Onion Pickers

Haiku Heights
 
 


The onion pickers,
hoping that they will not starve,
bend to the harvest.

 
© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More September Heights: “Starve”

Posted on September 17, 2012, in Haiku Heights, September Heights and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Reminds me of some people i knew who ate raw onions for food!!!

    Life in starving rocks!

  2. This is moving and strong – I enjoyed it.

  3. Ah… this is touching, MMT. But it’s a necessary step at times I guess.

  4. This haiku brings many thoughts to mind, Particularly the hardships of the migrant workers who toil so long for so little.

  5. There’s a nice irony in this.

  6. Touching haiku which reminds me of poor pickers in my country.
    Humble onions feeding hungry people…
    Deep social meaning, well done!
    🙂

  7. This is haunting. I love how you used this prompt to suggest so much more than you actually said!!

  8. I can understand.. I know people who eat chapatti (Indian bread) and onion.

    http://chaigaramchai.blogspot.in/2012/09/starve-haiku.html

  9. Some truth about society described so well it’s like actually observing onion pickers (which I haven’t in real life).

  10. Little sad image .. but so is life sometimes !

  11. Good one. Laborers working hard to get their harvest in.

  12. Farmers… they ensure that we are fed…
    Though they starve.,..

    http://locomente.blogspot.in/2012/09/mamma-i-am-starving.html

  13. Sad ..but this is how life is moving…

  14. I like the way you have been specific.

  15. A thought when eating produce… well done

  16. I love how you expressed the plight of migrant workers in so few words. Wonderful!

  17. Beautiful ending to an amazing haiku. Enjoyed the last line immensely!

  18. very Nice with a sense of the real which is so easy to relate to

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