February 28, 2013

Haiku for Today

I have written a number of poems in haiku form. (See “Haiku Meditations on the Church Year,” “More Haiku,” “Columbia Homecoming,” and “Meta-haiku.”) I like the challenge of making a point in only 17 syllables. Yesterday, I was thinking about today’s retirement of Pope Benedict XVI and wrote this somewhat ironic haiku for the occasion.

Papal Retirement

Benedict retires,
And another takes his job,
Just like you or me.

Note: This poem is also available on my Web site here.

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