This week’s Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Dialogue column continued guest editor Pippa Phillips’ theme of using an art piece as a prompt for haiku. The painting was Misguided Little Unforgivable Hierarchies, which was painted by Wangechi Mutu.
While this pedometer geek writer knows little about this artist, studying the painting was interesting although I found the painting disconcerting. Yet that was the point; the painting represents some of society’s ills Writing a haiku or two that represented a portion of it gave me pause; however, I gave it a go.
As did other haiku poets around the world. This week’s haiku were written by poets from Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and North America. Haiku varied based on the injustice addressed by the poets. Pippa provided commentary on several of the haiku.
This writer feels fortunate that one of the haiku, which I submitted, was selected for inclusion with the other haiku. It is as follows:
mark their graves
~Nancy Brady, 2022
Thanks, Pippa, for selecting one of my haiku. It is appreciated.
To read all of the haiku, check out http://www.thehaikufoundation.org and its column, Haiku Dialogue.