“The great drought: Disaster looms in East Africa” (Sara P. Dias)

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carcasses soak
in the Rift Valley dust…
water on the moon

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Headlines:

“The great drought: Disaster looms in East Africa” (The Independent)

“Even rain brings no relief” (The Independent)

“Discovery of water on moon boosts prospects for lunar base” (Guardian)

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Poem by Sarah P. Dias (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. Paul Smith

    Sarah, ‘soak(ing) in dust’ beautiul. A powerful haiku with a lovely ‘twist’… ‘water on the moon’.

  2. Editor

    It does have a lovely twist doesn’t it!! It could become a new kind of news haiku – taking two articles and mashing them together to create the juxtapostion. I might give it a go sometime…

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