BP: Haiku Dialogue–Finding Peace and Contemplation

…in meeting old friends. This week’s Haiku Dialogue column at the Haiku Foundation was about finding peace and contemplation in meeting old friends. Considering the last couple years of lock-down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this was basically a nostalgic set of haiku from a global community of poets. This was also Marietta McGregor’s last week as guest editor. Thanks Marietta for selecting one of my haiku for inclusion in this week’s column; it is appreciated. It is as follows:

class reunion

they remember the friends

who are gone

~Nancy Brady, 2021

To read all the haiku on the subject, or even to submit to next week’s column, check out

http://www.thehaikufoundation. org

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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2 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue–Finding Peace and Contemplation

  1. Jules says:

    I think it would be nice to have a class reunion where one actually knew some folks.
    I long ago lost touch with the two people who I thought were ‘friends’ from High School.
    Turns out the school building doesn’t even exist anymore…

    When we get older… the memories tend to be little nuggets of treasure. Well done.

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  2. Jules,
    I have the advantage of having gone to a small school all thirteen years. Many of these kids did, too, and our class was small (about 80 kids in my graduating class). Even though I don’t see everyone all the time, I knew these kids way back when. I keep in touch with a few of them and have only missed one of our class reunions. Our class, though, has lost more than 20% of our classmates. This doesn’t even count the few who never come to reunions for one reason or another.

    I often find myself talking to spouses who are rather ignored in the re-acquaintance of old friends sharing memories. I also spend time with the few that I considered good friends back then, too. It is the shared memories of good times that keep me going back. Those “little nuggets of treasure” as you call them.

    My 50th class reunion will be in 2023, and I plan to write some poem about those who are no longer with us as a tribute, and I suppose that was the inspiration for the haiku. Knowing how I procrastinate, I have already started thinking about it.


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