Headline Haiku: Imagine


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Yoko Ono placed an ad in the front section of the NY Times on October 9, John Lennon’s birthday.  He would have been 74.

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It seemed a perfect fit for Planet Earth.

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For the haiku (inspired by the surrealists and my 1989 Journal), I cut out all the headlines in the newspaper section, eliminated words referring to specific people or places, put them in an envelope, and let serendipity choose.  Only twice did I have to pick another word to get the correct number of syllables for the poem.

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“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together is reality.”
–Yoko Ono

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4 responses to “Headline Haiku: Imagine”

  1. helenazw says :

    Interesting. How many syllables are there in a haiku anyway? Maybe I’ll try one. You really are a deep thinker.


  2. memadtwo says :

    it’s 5-7-5, although often people vary it a bit. I try to stick to the classic form, but I’ve been known to improvise if I think it works better.


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