“A Sultry World Is Found Orbiting a Distant Star” (Neal Whitman)

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hot springs
white robes left on the bench
cold moon

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Headlines:

“A Sultry World Is Found Orbiting a Distant Star” (New York Times)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (seeĀ poet biographies). ReadĀ more by this poet.

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  1. Laryalee

    What a fascinating article, Neal…thanks for sharing it!
    And your haiku connects well with the theme.
    :)
    Lary

  2. James Tipton

    This is a fine haiku…the sensuality of “white robes left on the bench,” the line itself sandwiched between contrasts, the “hot springs” and the “cold moon”. “White” somehow reverberates off of both “hot” and “cold”.
    Jim

  3. Neal Whitman

    Dear Readers: Thank you for “getting” the connection. Just as “if the leaner didn’t learn, then the teacher didn’t teach,” if the poet did not communicate, it was not a poem.
    Amicus poeticae,
    Neal

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