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Bookstore (Poem)

It was a Saturday evening, my wife and I ambled into the bookstore with steaming hot cups of coffee in our hands. The warm air breathed sensually across my face and down my neck, smelling faintly of paper, glue, and memories of childhood. It felt good, that warm blanket of air that wrapped around us […]

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A Justification for Scifaiku

I wrote this a number of years ago for publication in a long-forgotten online magazine that is now defunct.  Since I have been talking scifaiku on Twitter with some people lately, I thought I’d republish.  Enjoy! The Role of Science Fiction in Poetry A justification for scifaiku Recently, while trying to define and explain “scifaiku” […]

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NASA TDLR Orlando

haiku #8 (2014)

obscured by my breath rocket rising in the east I forget I’m cold © Ron Sparks   Watched the NASA TDLR-L Atlas 5 rocket launch this evening.  The picture above was taken from my neighborhood on my iPhone over 50 miles from the launch.  Awesome.

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haiku #7 (2014)

my dogs fidget, bitter draft under the door – outside, the storm howls © Ron Sparks

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haiku #6 (2014)

mini cyclone swirls in my yard – leaves moving in circles   © Ron Sparks

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haiku #5 (2014)

white knuckled grip – first time fliers watch the wings de-ice   © Ron Sparks

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haiku #4 (2014)

left on the ice a broken hockey stick — weak winter sun © Ron Sparks

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haiku #2 (2014)

glass on the pond — the koi still swim under the ice © Ron Sparks

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haiku #1 (2014)

yours has frost yet mine has none; — the wolf moon © Ron Sparks

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