Archives 2011: Haiku Poems by Rosaliene Bacchus
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HAIKU POETRY
The Japanese
haiku poetic form
of 5-7-5
on -
often equated
with the English
syllable -
juxtaposes two
images or ideas,
usually
separated with a
cutting word.

For me, the
haiku poem is a
morsel to chew
on and digest
during the day
or days ahead.  
We live in challenging times. Our future is uncertain. For many of us, each day is
filled with adversity and struggle. Using the compact Haiku verse, I call attention
to our struggle and to the situations that bind us.
PURPOSE DRIVEN
VICTORIA - GUYANA
Eighty-three freed slaves
bought land with barrows of coins.
Purpose driven lives.

AUGUST 2011


STREET CHILDREN
CEARÁ - BRAZIL
From parched lands they come
hungry faces full of hope.
City streets their home.

JULY 2011


CANCER
Lodged in wounds of ole
it feeds on grief and rancor.
Cancer of the soul.

JUNE 2011


SAND DUNES
Sand swirls, whips and blinds
consuming all in its way.
Vast greedy sand dunes.

MAY 2011
OUR LEGACY
Naked we are born.
What will be our legacy
when we are long gone?

DECEMBER 2011


THE TOP ONE PERCENT

Earth their playing field
Allegiance to no nation.
Only profits count.

NOVEMBER 2011


THE WORD CORRUPTED
Priests lie with children,
the faithful don bombs to kill.
The Word corrupted.

OCTOBER 2011


COLORS OF LIFE
Nature's true palette,
Smiling faces, all races.
The colors of life.

SEPTEMBER 2011

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