Archives 2016: 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
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.
THIS IS THE YEAR

This is the year:
eaglets take their final flight
to the heavens...for Life.

JUNE 2016


HOLLOW ECHO
Greed feeds on infants
muffles moans of hunger & grief.
A hollow echo.

MAY 2016


CANE SUGAR
Cane Man in cane field
slashing stalk & smashing bones.
Bleeding cane sugar.

APRIL 2016


LANGUAGE OF QUEENS
Flowing with love and hope
Lifting the lost and broken.
Language of queens.

MARCH 2016


OUTSIDE THE FENCE
Chastized, brutalized
landless small farmers languish.
Locked outside the fence.

FEBRUARY 2016


MADE FROM THE SAME CLOTH
Father & daughter
missed stitches, ruffled collar
made from the same cloth.

JANUARY 2016
ALL OVER THIS LAND
U.S. POST-ELECTION 2016
Dread roams foggy streets.
Hate foams from deep cracks & vents.
All over this land.

DECEMBER 2016


EVERYWHERE IS NATURE
Wake up & see:
our buildings, the potted plants.
Everywhere is Nature.

NOVEMBER 2016


CEASELESS ENDS
Blacks hounded at home;
Muslims pounded in the Middle East.
Ceaseless ends.

OCTOBER 2016


RISE & LEAD
Rise, Grandma
the water is rising
It's dark; I can't see
Lead the way.

SEPTEMBER 2016

MIRROR OF MY SOUL
Unlikely friendship
poetic meanderings.
Mirror of my soul.

AUGUST 2016


SHARDS OF GLASS
Broken promises
lovers' many slights & hurts
shards of buried glass.

JULY 2016
THE INSPIRATIONAL STORY
THAT SET ME ON THE PATH
TO WRITING HAIKU POETRY

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