Archives 2013: 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 humanity, our struggle, and to the situations that bind us.
COOK-MAN
Hunter & fisher
Wild duck, pacu & labba
Off'rings from father.

JUNE 2013


SEEDS AMONG THORNS
They kneel before men
Worship money and power.
Seeds sown among thorns.

MAY 2013


HOPE SMOTHERED
Money and might fused
most destructive explosive.
Hope smothered with dust.

APRIL 2013


SAVE OUR CHILDREN
Sheltered in the womb
Years of loving care to bloom
Lost with one gunshot.

MARCH 2013



WOMAN
Bearing the load
Bridled by the fruit of her labor
She bends with the wind.

FEBRUARY 2013


ESSENCE OF LOVE
To let go of fear
to become vulnerable.
The essence of love.

JANUARY 2013
PRELUDE OF JOY
Now is the moment
for love & understanding
Prelude of real joy.

DECEMBER 2013


PENANCE
Lives traded for gain
more ever more, spreading pain.
No penance enough.

NOVEMBER 2013


PRISONERS
Satellites in space
cars & planes increase our pace.
Beliefs set in stone.

OCTOBER 2013


DID YOU CRY OUT?
IN MEMORY OF TRAYVON MARTIN
Hounded going home
Out buying Skittles candy.
Did you cry out? Could you?

SEPTEMBER 2013


VENGEANCE OF HEAVEN
Mother Earth we rape
drilling, fracking, no control.
Vengeance of heaven.

AUGUST 2013


NATURE OF MAN
Darkness shuns the light
Hatred crumbles with love's might.
The nature of Man.

JULY 2013

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