“Politics needs poetry – so hooray for Herman Van Rompuy” (Dick Whyte)

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………………..haiku
………………..in the news
………………..again
………………..scattering seeds for
………………..next years harvest

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Headlines:

“Politics needs poetry – so hooray for Herman Van Rompuy” (Guardian)

“Wilco Launches Haiku Contest” (Paste Magazine)

“Can Haiku Help the Economy?” (MSN News)

“Consumers find Zen in recession through haiku” (Miami Herald)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 3 Comments...

  1. Laryalee

    Good one, Dick…but look at all those haiku seeds sprouting in 5-7-5!
    ;)
    Lary

  2. Laurence Stacey

    I agree with Lary! This is an excellent verse dude! As I mentioned before, I love the structure of this tanka. The pivot works beautifully here :D

  3. Editor

    Thanks again to both Lary and Laurence. You are so right Lary – something has to be done about the way haiku is taught in highschool (I call ‘em “highku”) to put an end to those seeds!!!! Thanks L – I know I am doing something right when you appreciate the structure of the poem.

    Love-
    D

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