BP: Haiku Dialogue–Ek-phrastic ku (Misguided Little Unforgivable Hierarchies)

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:

remembrance day…

red poppies

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.

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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4 Responses to BP: Haiku Dialogue–Ek-phrastic ku (Misguided Little Unforgivable Hierarchies)

  1. Jules says:

    Remembering the deaths of any war … sad, but necessary.
    Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks, Jules. That is kind of you to say. It is important to remember, but it would be wonderful if there wouldn’t be deaths because of war. ~nan


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