“Cold weather: winter is chilliest ‘in many people’s memory’” (James Tipton)

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………………..black miniskirt
………………..at five below zero
………………..her priorities are clear

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Headlines:

“Cold weather: winter is chilliest ‘in many people’s memory’” (Christian Science Monitor)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). First published in Modern Haiku (Feb, 1997). Read more James Tipton on Haiku News.

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^ 4 Comments...

  1. Terry

    Yeah, shame they done away with public stoning.

  2. Dick Whyte

    Really Terry?? I know you’re kidding and all, but a stoning for being a bit shallow??? Dunno, seemed a bit intense? Or is there something I am missing?

    Love the poem James.

  3. Chen-ou Liu

    This haiku is a response poem, which functions as a “counter-reading” of the news!?

    James, an engaging read. Thanks for sharing.

    Chen-ou

  4. Laurence Stacey

    Nicely done James! This is a perfect example of how senryu can be used to reflect our societal values and concerns. Lovely work!

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