Headline Haiku: in which endings are both lost and multipled (War is Not Healthy #3)

in which endings are both lost and multiplied close up s

Silence weeps
and eyes refuse sight.
No questions
can be posed,
nor answers given. Light is
erased. Dust and blood.

The news we see now is overwhelmed with US–our own politics are so chaotic and overwhelming that what is going on in the rest of the world seems almost to have disappeared.  This Headline Haiku was done by me months ago, from what seems to have been a different lifetime of everyday concerns and headlines.

But people are still dying in, and fleeing from, Syria.  And the world still seems paralyzed in response.

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My two previously posted Headline Haikus about Syria are currently appearing in the exhibit “We the People: Political Art in an Age of Discord” at the Barrett Art Center, in Poughkeepsie, NY.  All the work in the show is posted online here; Trump is definitely there, but not always front and center.

Out of sight
eyes and ears closing
refugees
out of mind
desperate lost abandoned
Is this will divine?

Politics is local, but we are connected in humanity and survival with all the peoples of the world.  We should not forget that.

 

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30 responses to “Headline Haiku: in which endings are both lost and multipled (War is Not Healthy #3)”

  1. 10000hoursleft says :

    Firstly- welcome back! Nina treated us to beautiful watercolours while you were out. This piece is incredible. Lots of other amazing ones in that link- I’ll have to take a slower look in the morning.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Yes, Nina did a great job.
      Thanks, and do look at the other work. There is much to ponder (although it seems we are overwhelmed with things to ponder these days….)

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      • 10000hoursleft says :

        Yes I will…yes, so much to ponder- sometimes I feel like I have to look/listen/read as soon as something comes to my attention because otherwise it slips into queue and could take months to get back to it…so many good intentions, but other life stuff must be attended to too….such as preparing a party favour bag and sending it to NY! 🙂

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      • memadtwo says :

        It’s so true…I save things all the time with good intentions. You can never get to the bottom of the pile.

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    Such powerful statements in art and words, Kerfe. And yes, a good reminder, too. Yes, dust, blood, and tears.

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  3. tayoulevy says :

    Reblogged this on Tayoulevy’s Weblog and commented:
    poems and photogaraphies are so well enmeshed together

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  4. rivrvlogr says :

    Your art is as compelling as the headlines.

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  5. Jodi says :

    So powerful!

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  6. sheldonk2014 says :

    Congrats on showing
    Very inspiring

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  7. Janice says :

    Powerful art and poem…fantastic that it’s on exhibit.

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  8. alongtheinterstice says :

    quite moving (to a call for action).. sobering

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  9. Leonie Andrews says :

    Great piece of work!

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  10. memadtwo says :

    Sorry I’m just commenting now…great work! And very happy about the show. You deserve it.

    Like

  11. davekingsbury says :

    Affecting post … will reblog it.

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  12. davekingsbury says :

    Reblogged this on a nomad in cyberspace and commented:
    “The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” – Horace Walpole

    This post caught my attention because it makes striking, unfussy use of simple, everyday elements. It crosses borders to imply a broader solidarity. Art so direct can hit home where over-elaboration misses the point …

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