Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted December 18, 2016


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Haiku Club Challenge # 1 fire

haiku suite--burning warehouse traps

by Sis Cat

I)

burning warehouse traps
revelers inside brick walls—
crematorium


II)

sun shines hot above
cold warehouse where people burned
cemetery chills


III)

after winter rains
smoke's stench remains around pyre—
do I smell cremains?


IV)

glimpsed through blasted door
charred Shiva carving rules wreck
destroy and create


V)

sputtering candles
crowd sidewalk memorial
lives extinguished, lost


VI)

left near burnt ruins
flaming red poinsettias
Christmas without friend


 


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Haiku suite (fire) inspired by my December 14 visit to the burned-out ruins of the Ghost Ship Warehouse in Oakland, California. Those who read my previous poem "Ghost Ship" know that on December 2, a fire killed thirty-six people during a concert. I composed my haiku suite from impressions of things I smelled, saw, and felt when I visited the memorial outside of the ruins. I intend each haiku to stand alone and work together as a group.

-Every Tuesday, from now on, Gypsy will post a haiku challenge.
-When you post, make sure to mention HAIKU CLUB CHALLENGE at the top .
-Spread the word among your friends.
-If you have questions or need help, ask me or any of the haiku club members.

HAIKU CLUB MEMBERS
Robyn Corum, Haiku 101 student
Boo Ghost
Douglas Paul, haiku club founder, Haiku 101 student
**Poetic Badger (honorary member and haiku master)
Dean Kuch, Haiku 101 student
Lu Foster
Michael D Mann (grasshopper), Haiku 101 student
Alex (krys123)
Gypsy Blue Rose, Haiku 101 Teacher

I photographed the interior of the warehouse.

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