5th Avenue Haiku

Haiku inspired by two old ladies strolling along Fifth Avenue ,New York City, incorporating a commentary on our times and a measured response to the politics of President Trump

 

“Wouldn’t you think they

would take his Twitter away?”

“I know!  It’s simple.”

 

 

Distracted

Distracted

done

While attempting

Poetry

at my desk one day,

fighting off the usual

bears, wolves

and other dangerous

beasts of the Internet

between

the Muse and me;

from

the teeth of twitter,

a ferociously distracting

animal,

there leapt out

Billy Collins, Poet,

speaking of Poetry.

 

Losing myself

in his

captivating flow of words

I ended

Poetically satisfied,

but also

Poetically wishing

I had not been

ambushed by

dingoes of distraction,

and had instead

written a

Poem.

 

Distracted

Distracted

While attempting

Poetry

 at my desk one day,

fighting off the usual

bears, wolves

and other dangerous beasts

of the internet

between the Muse and Me;

from the teeth of Twitter,

a ferociously distracting

animal,

there leapt out

Billy Collins, Poet

talking of Poetry.

Losing myself

in his

captivating

flow of words

I ended

Poetically satisfied,

but

Poetically wishing

I had not been

ambushed

by dingoes of distraction

and had instead

written

a

Poem.

Published as part of Kilkenny Library Poets on Board Scheme