Poetry corner: Capitol Haiku

Once again, traveling has brought out whatever in me writes poetry. This trip was to Washington, D.C., and between the rush of our sightseeing and the haiku I’ve been reading recently, all the poems came out in this very short form.

Airport

Lesson in waiting
Inevitability
Lost bags and patience

 

Washington, D.C. skyline viewed through Lawrence Weiner's installation "Reduced" at the Hirshhorn Museum

Washington, D.C. skyline viewed through Lawrence Weiner’s installation “Reduced” at the Hirshhorn Museum

Modern art

Let go of concept,
evaluations, and then
feel your bare response

 

Space walk

A careful tether
above eternal falling:
Nothing fast in space

(Written during a talk on space walks by astronaut Patrick Forrester at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)

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