spectacle sports haiku poem

the olympic highs
chinese pomp and pageantry
but what happens now?


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a haiku poem based on prompt 27, spectacle, at one single impression


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38 comments:

  1. Very true, I believe nothing will change.

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  2. i hope for the best. i'm not optimistic, but who knows? thanks for visiting, art and poetry.

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  3. I didn't watch the Olympics this year. I'm afraid I've been become rather jaded by sports in general.

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  4. Excellent Haiku!
    Yes, I agree with you we should hope for the best, at the same time we shouldn't place our hopes too highly for sports,or poetry or art to change things too much. These events do provide an opportunity for us to come together and exhibit the best we can do. That's why boycotting the olympics is a bad idea-all it does is punish the athletes,and changes nothing. My answer is to support the athletes,artists and poets-and at the same time, keep the pressure on the governments.
    Thank You for this thought provoking poem, and for the kind visits to Forest River Journal.

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  5. Hopefully, the best! Another good one, kouji

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  6. thanks for the comment, barbs.haiku. i didn't get to watch either unfortunately, because i've been studying.

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  7. thanks, edward. true, no one thing will resolve this issue. but perhaps a lot of things, some direct, others indirect, might help chip away at the problem.

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  8. All so spectacular yet ephemeral. You are so right.

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  9. thanks, sandycarlson. i still hope that some change will come about or has come about because of it. perhaps after some time, that change will become apparent.

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  10. very succinct. Life is now I guess. The election. Day to day activities. Your poem made me think about it!

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  11. Interesting. I guess I kind of fall on both sides (I don't sit on the fence, I jump back and forth over it). Change is an odd creature and often arrives slowly and subtly. We tend to want magical transformations but the most lasting and meaningful change evolves over time. However fleeting (and sometimes cheating) the Olympic spectacle is, beyond the pageantry, millions of people experience each other's cultures and make thousands form personal relationships that change them forever. I think of it kind of like those amazing little seedlings that push their heads impossibly out of the soil and grow into flowers and trees. Boy, I'm wordy today. Sorry.

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  12. Sadly, the Olympics are only ever a respite, and not a change in direction.
    If only.

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  13. You really got to the crux of it all. I admit I found it difficult this time to suspend my political and social views in appreciation of the grand ceremonies, no matter how noble the athletic endeavors or the one-worldness.

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  14. ..the socio-political statement of ur haiku is relevant and in my view well argued by Edward S Gault ..many thanks for sharing this..

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  15. thanks for the comment, andree.

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  16. thanks for the comment, raven. true, change does tend to be incremental.

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  17. thanks for the comment, anthonynorth. sometimes a respite is already something.

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  18. thanks for the comment, deborah.

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  19. Life as merely sport and play - an interesting topic!?:)

    Of even greater interest, it seems to me, however, is the question: 'but what happens now?'

    Well, what happens now, Kouji, may well be 'the eternal now', all over again!?:)

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  20. what happens now indeed, borut. :) thanks for stopping by.

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  21. indeed. thanks for visiting, susan.

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  22. thanks for the comment, gautami. :)

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  23. Paper dragons
    Burning in the wind
    Lost dreams.

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  24. lovely. thanks for the comment, spacedlaw.

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  25. How very true. What DOES happen now! Great hailu.

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  26. Nicely put. I suspect, sadly, that the spectacle will continue, but out of our prying eyes.

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  27. a sad thought indeed. thank you for visiting, patois.

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  28. thanks for the comment, qualcosa di bello. :)

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  29. thanks for dropping by, annie. :)

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