BP: Haiku Dialogue–Ad Astra (To the Stars): The Final Frontier

This week the Haiku Foundation’s column, Haiku Dialogue, featured haiku based on the prompt, what Captain Kirk called the Final Frontier. Haiku poets were to imagine what it might be like to colonize other planets or travel beyond our own planet. This was the final column for the Ad Astra (To the Stars) series, which was edited by guest editor, Alex Fyffe.

Poets from around the world rose to the challenge, and they crafted haiku with this idea in mind.

This pedometer geek writer looked at the prompt from experiences of the past, and Alex Fyffe chose to include one. The haiku is as follows:

interplanetary travel

i dream

of earth

~Nancy Brady, 2022

To read all the haiku about the new frontier, check out http://www.thehaikufoundation.org and look for Haiku Dialogue. Thanks, Alex, for selecting one of the my haiku in the column this week; it’s appreciated.

A new guest editor, Pippa Phillips, debuts a series of Ekfrasti-ku, haiku written based on a picture or art piece. The theme for the week is “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” a triptych painted by Hieronymus Bosch, and haiku can be submitted until midnight (CST), January 8, 2022.

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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3 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue–Ad Astra (To the Stars): The Final Frontier

  1. Jules says:

    There was an article in our paper this morning a museum in LA, CA at the Skirball Cultural Center about Star Trek. Lenoard Nimoy’s son Adam was one of the ‘guest hosts’ showing a visitor around.

    The article also mentioned that Shatner who is now 90 resently became the oldest person to go into space….

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  2. Jules says:

    OOps should be ‘recently’…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Yes, Shatner is the oldest man to go into space. I think he went on an Amazon flight (Jeff Bezos). Thanks for the two recent postcards…the stamp cancelled one and the Caribbean map one. You always know how to brighten my day. I presume you are home now?


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