BP: Haiku Dialogue–Opposites Attract

A new theme at the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, started last week.  K.J. Munro, the editor, chose the theme of Opposites Attract, beginning with Open and Close. This pedometer geek was fortunate to have K.J. select one of my haiku for inclusion. It is as follows:


reopening restaurants

only to close them down

~Nancy Brady, 2020

To read all of the haiku on the theme of Open/Close including the editor’s commentary on a few of the haiku she chose, check out http://www.thehaikufoundation.org.

On a similar vein, the pedometer geek has been taking quite a few photographs during the pandemic. This past week I paired a haiku, which was published in Stardust Haiku in April 2017, with a photo I took several days ago.


Photo and haiku by Nancy Brady, 2020

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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4 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue–Opposites Attract

  1. Jules says:

    We had a 50% opening of restaurants only to have it reduced to 25%… not even sure if restaurants can survive on that plus take out?

    Incredible photo. Great hagia (haiku on an image). I know there are humming birds in my area. I might have seen one last week. I did however see a falcon have lunch in my back yard yesterday!
    First the falcon was playing with it’s food then took it up to a branch in the willow tree to eat it.
    My telephoto lens isn’t all that strong but I did get some images…

    Cheers, Jules

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    • Thanks, Jules, for the compliment on my photo and haiga. We have a Cooper’s hawk that preys on smaller birds all the time. One even sat on our deck about two feet from me (I was inside looking out). It was chowing down on some bird. Some of our restaurants are playing it safe (25-50%), but several are acting inappropriately. Few masks, loud bands (which means people shouting to have themselves heard), and filled to the max.

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  2. And we are…staying away from those places, JP. We will pick up to-go orders from a few of our local restaurants, but not those who circumvent the mask mandate for counties at Level 3, which means community spread. Stay safe and healthy.


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