“Grand Illusions: No Rabbit in a Hat, But Steve Cohen Has Magic up his sleeve” (Robert Moyer)

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Sunday paper
looking up to find
the day has vanished

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Headlines:

“Grand Illusions: No Rabbit in a Hat, But Steve Cohen Has Magic up his sleeve” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (seeĀ poet biographies). ReadĀ more by this poet.

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^ 3 Comments...

  1. James Tipton

    I like the idea of this haiku alot, but I would break the lines to build tension I present it this way:

    Sunday paper
    looking up to find the day
    has vanished

    and this way we have integrity of each line, and some temporary mystery in the phrase “to find the day.” The short line/long line/short line in haiku probably developed because that second line should be a “reaching out” and the third line should be bringing it back in, with of course some sort of “haiku experience” in the process.

  2. Dick Whyte

    I like your edit here as well James – very subtly done. Will pass it on to Robert.

  3. Bob Moyer

    Interesting that I often go out of my way to stretch the second line, but did not this time. The edit seems to make a surprise a mystery as you point out. A sharper decent into the haiku moment then. Thanks again.

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