Haiku – Steve Talbert

Haikus Inspired by the Dark Mountain, Deep Valley Exhibit


Well, count ’m all up
Then the seven syllables,
End with the last five.


First there’s being born
Then comes a long stretch of time,
Before cremation.


The high cost of gas
Has become a test of nerves,


Young poets somewhere
Taking words from everywhere…
With strange new meanings.


Metaphor’s the way
To construct the images,
Before the poem ends.


Glance around the room
And be careful what you put
Into other ears.


Steve Talbert