Welcome to re:Virals, The Haiku Foundation’s weekly poem commentary feature on some of the finest haiku ever written in English. This week’s poem was
cloudless sky a pelican’s pouch full of light — Debbie Strange
Marion Clarke left us this comment:
What an uplifting image. From a vast, clear sky to the detail of a pelican’s pouch as it flies overhead, as if it is carrying the sun. A perfect day completed by a natural observation. Simply delightful.
As this week’s winner Marion gets to choose next week’s poem, which you’ll find below. We invite you to write a commentary to it. It may be as long or short, academic or spontaneous, serious or silly, public or personal as you like. We will select out-takes from the best of these. And the very best will be reproduced in its entirety and take its place as part of the THF Archives. Best of all, the winning commentator gets to choose the next poem for commentary.
Anyone can participate. A new poem will appear each Friday morning. Simply put your commentary in the Contact box by the following Tuesday midnight (Eastern US Time Zone). Please use the subject header “re:Virals” so we know what we’re looking at. We look forward to seeing some of your favorite poems — and finding out why!
rumble of thunder... his question falls into my silence — Rebecca Drouilhet, Butterfly Dream, July 23 (2015)