May 21, 2008

haiku wednesday - May 21, 2008

This week's words are
delayed
edge
focus



humanity's edge
delayed action, thousands killed
focus the blame where?


results are delayed
which candidate has the edge?
focus on recount


time out of focus
winter's edge blurs delayed spring
bee encased in ice

12 comments:

pjd said...

One more occurred to me:

power grab focus
Texas voters got Delayed
Republican edge

gautami tripathy said...

All are good! The first is hard hitting. You are so good at haikuing!

pia said...

I see recount and I think one thing: Florida, now the movie

You amaze me with the ease you do these

JaneyV said...

Ooh very topical!

TC said...

Wow, how do you do so many of these, so easily?

I agree with Pia: I saw recount and thought of Florida. (OK, and old people.)

anthonynorth said...

The first was very cutting - and current.

WriterKat said...

I love the second one, but they all are great. You are the Haiku extraordinaire.

Lucy said...

One great Haiku after another :))

ChrisEldin said...

You asked a while back for some thoughts on what you can do with the Marrow Manor poems, and I have been thinking about it because I really like them.

It just dawned on me this morning that the 2008 Newbery winning book is written in a similar format. I don't own the book, but here's a link to get further info:

http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm

I hope it gives you some ideas....
:-)

ChrisEldin said...

The link got cut off.
Just google "Newbery Winner 2008" or go to the ALA website and scroll around.

one more believer said...

...here in the inland northwest it is still raining and snowing... excellent kuz

pjd said...

Thanks, everyone! These may look effortless, but that's only because you don't see the waste paper basket that's full. (Actually, it's a bit bucket since I compose electronically.)

pia and tc, I also was thinking Florida. That haiku was of the historical genre.