BP: Haiku Dialogue: Ad Astra (To the Stars)–Black holes

This week’s Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, continued the theme of Ad Astra (To the stars) with black holes. Alex Fyffe, the guest editor, chose various haiku that he felt exemplified that idea.

Thanks to Alex, this pedometer geek writer was pleased to have had a haiku chosen for inclusion. It is as follows:

black hole

the time-suck

of the pandemic

~Nancy Brady, 2021

It might just be me, but the Covid-19 pandemic has really messed with my perception of time. I awaken in the morning and have to remind myself what day of the week it is. I also check my calendar to make sure that there are no appointments scheduled for the day. Sometimes, I am wrong. For example, I think it is Thursday, only to discover it is the weekend.

Some day I hope that there will be a (relative) return to normalcy.

To read all the haiku from poets around the world, check out Haiku Dialogue at http://www.thehaikufoundation.org.

Next week’s theme is impermanence, particularly in regard to the fact that even the universe may not last forever. One or two unpublished haiku on the theme may be submitted until midnight CST on Saturday, December 25th.

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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5 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue: Ad Astra (To the Stars)–Black holes

  1. Jules says:

    I was watching a show on the Milkyway galaxy and how one day the closest galaxy next to it – they will collide. I wonder if by then humanity will have moved on? Or become absorbed into another ecosystem of humiods (that has to exist out there). Time though, to live is in the present.

    Perhaps one day all the black holes will burp up what they’ve been collecting and something unique will be brought to life?

    Best to you and yours in the New Year. I’m soon off… but I’ve left Fortune Cookie haiku for those days that I’ll be ‘netless’. 😉

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    • Jules, will humanity survive? Who knows. I guess that is why we do need to live in the present. On the other hand, the idea about black holes burping is intriguing. Can you imagine all the worlds they have ‘ingested.’

      Happy 2022, Jules.

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      • Jules says:

        oh… in my travels…I took finally took the second of the two haiku books you gifted me (the RBACK from BC I was going to make a release comment. But I met someone at the airport who forgot their book… so I gave it to them. I hope they journal it, but I did ask them to pass it on… so if you end up finally getting a ‘ping’ on it without my releasing it…that’s why..

        Happy 2022!!

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