Saturday, February 15, 2014

Inside world: yet warm breeze in heart

holland winter storms
cold sea endless threatening
yet warm breeze in heart

netherland cyclists winter

The second annual Haiku Sustainability Slam is being organized by World Streets and its friends as an ecumenical pagan celebration to the coming Rite of Spring, in part inspired by the exhilarating French annual speak-out program The Springtime of Poets (Le printemps des poètes) which opens this year on the 23rd of March.

This year's theme:

Sustainability is not a four letter word
(but maybe it should be)

For a few words of background to set the stage for what we hope will be your own valiant poeticizing efforts click to  Inside world:   2014 Haiku Sustainability Slam

Here are a few of last year's efforts to warm up your motor:
when trying to write
haikus on mobility
you have to stand still

evening comes
the candle still burns bright
can you feel the fluttering breeze

on my bicycle
just wove through that ten-inch space
left you in the dust

on bus dog at my knee
waiting for sweet voice
to tell when we arrive

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Now, click Comment here when you have competed your poem and let us hear from you.
whatever we do
surely the planet will survive
doubts about mankind

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