BP: Haiku Dialogue (Ad Astra) Impermanence

This week’s prompt at the Haiku Foundation’s weekly column, Haiku Dialogue, was impermanence. Guest editor Alex Fyffe indicated that in 100,000 years what would be remembered of our lives here and now (if anything) (I am paraphrasing here, but I digress), and to write a haiku showing that.

Haiku poets from around the globe found various ways to express the feeling of impermanence. Some were about the universe; some were more personal; some were thoughtful, and some were humorous, but all had merit.

This pedometer geek writer was excited to have had one haiku chosen by Alex for inclusion in the column. It is as follows:

red giant

all become


~Nancy Brady, 2021

Thanks Alex for choosing to include one of my haiku. To read all the haiku from this week’s column, check out http://www.thehaikufoundation.org and look under the Haiku Dialogue picture.

Next week’s prompt is also there, and one or two haiku can be submitted by midnight (CST) January 1, 2022 on the subject of space, the final frontier, and what it might look like.

A reminder to self: starting composing those haiku and submit.


Last year (2021), this pedometer geek writer decided to submit to many of the haiku journals, and I have had a fair amount of haiku accepted into journals. Over sixty haiku and/or senryu were accepted, but many more were rejected (or as some of my haiku writer friends say, “they just haven’t found the right journal; keep editing and keep submitting”). The year 2022 is now here, and submissions begin again.

Happy New Year! May 2022 be happy, healthy, and peaceful to all.

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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9 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue (Ad Astra) Impermanence

  1. Jules says:

    All the best to you and yours.

    Our red giant and universes colliding might be the end of humanity as we know it…
    But maybe we’ll live on somewhere… 💥

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  2. Jules says:

    oh…forgot to mention that PC’s had to wait until we got back into the states…
    But they’ll be on there way tomorrow (if I can mail them from the airport! – I did that once another time… We’ll see- I might have to take them home to mail?)

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    • Got a PC the other day…the one of Rainbow Falls, Hilo. They are gorgeous, but there is always something awe-inspiring about cascading water and its power. Thank you. I always love your PCs and tales of your adventures.

      Yes, we may live on in alternate way…stardust just floating through space.

      Our best to you, Marty, and your extended family in 2022!

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  3. calmkate says:

    congrats, so very glad it was publish for a wider reading … I love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Kate, thanks again. Happy New Year to you and yours!


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