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:
~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.