Headline Haiku: in which endings are both lost and multipled (War is Not Healthy #3)

“The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.” – Horace Walpole

This post caught my attention because it makes striking, unfussy use of simple, everyday elements. It crosses borders to imply a broader solidarity. Art so direct can hit home where over-elaboration misses the point …

method two madness

in which endings are both lost and multiplied close up s

Silence weeps
and eyes refuse sight.
No questions
can be posed,
nor answers given. Light is
erased. Dust and blood.

The news we see now is overwhelmed with US–our own politics are so chaotic and overwhelming that what is going on in the rest of the world seems almost to have disappeared.  This Headline Haiku was done by me months ago, from what seems to have been a different lifetime of everyday concerns and headlines.

But people are still dying in, and fleeing from, Syria.  And the world still seems paralyzed in response.

in which endings are both lost and multiplied s

My two previously posted Headline Haikus about Syria are currently appearing in the exhibit “We the People: Political Art in an Age of Discord” at the Barrett Art Center, in Poughkeepsie, NY.  All the work in the show is posted online here; Trump is definitely there, but not always front and center.

Out of sight
eyes and ears…

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