Breathe Helium

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Photograph by Helle Gade

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Haiku for Eagles

I heard there was something called “The Super Bowl” on last night. Now, I don’t get into professional sports, because they have money and I just can’t relate to that. BUT I do like the idea of eagles winning. So I wrote these haiku.

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Photograph by Kim Stapf

Moons are super bowls
Of fish they cannot reach
Beyond the horizon.

Saffron sunsets set
The mood for aerial displays,
Nocturnal courtship.

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© Ben Ditmars 2018

Bombs Drop With Caution

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Photograph by Helle Gade

Bombs may drop if we
Stop dropping rock
And roll –
Listen to these
Words of caution
Write them, memorize
A slant and curve –
First world children
Take your time.
Take all of it.
It’s yours.

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© Ben Ditmars 2018

Haiku in Memory of Tom Petty

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i smell of the moon –

one last time to kill the pain

and taste rock candy.

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no, i won’t back down

among the wildflowers

we belong to them.

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music and chaos

free fall into nothing, the

sounds of nineteen guns.

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she was an american girl…

a nurse, a teacher, a veteran.

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© Ben Ditmars 2017

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Photograph Courtesy of Helle Gade