3737 5-7-5 x 8: poetry by numbers

Haiku are so friendly, aren’t they? Three lines, a handful of syllables: they’re not intimidating and they don’t wear out their welcome. They’re like poems that live next door and will pick up your newspaper when you’re out of town, but they never make too much noise when you’re trying to sleep late on Saturday.

In the spirit of community, Eastfield employees from several neighborhoods of campus submitted haiku. We received submissions from A&C, AEL, STEM, and the Library. Faculty and staff contributed; part-timers and full-timers syllabized and submitted.

The thirtyseventhirtyseven editorial panel selected several haiku through a blind voting process for your reading pleasure. Can you match the author with the poem? Good luck, neighbor.

 

We walk softly on

The eggshells of sanity

Sublimely happy


My lips meet your mouth

Your brown body delights me

Cold beer, I love you


Scholars in the clouds

Trouncing over academe

I hear them above


My job was my life

It is now something I do

Love has taken me


A crisp bite of youth

Smooth blush of innocence past

Each pomme holds promise


Tonight I will woo

She will see my true nature

Alone I go home


The apple red seems

Perfection, round and small, but

Deception inside


The haiku is fine

My skills, alas, are not. Darn!

Concentrate on prose


 

Authors:

Shayn Davenport, AEL

Amy Dennis, A&C

John Emery, STEM

Megan Horlander, Library

Michael Morris, A&C

Rufel Ramos, A&C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “3737 5-7-5 x 8: poetry by numbers

  1. M. Morris wrote about beer.

    M. Horlander :

    My job was my life

    It is now something I do

    Love has taken me

    J. Emery:

    The haiku is fine

    My skills, alas, are not. Darn!

    Concentrate on prose

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