“Autumn Haiku in the Year 2278” by Anjali Chandi

Maroon Bells, by Robert Sorensen

under three moons
a rush of nanofireflies
— October wind

leafless trees —
in the rocket’s wake a swirl of
blue banana-persimmons

Veterans’ cemetery —
at the markers of the space buoy
nanites planting memories

Autumn afternoon
all around the playground
tiny droids in line

Halloween
at the gate of the starship
virtual children *

About the Author: Anjali Chandi is an insomniac who has gotten into a habit of writing poetry at 2 a.m. Her poems and stories have appeared in various collegiate and small-press print journals. An avid reader of mystery, theology, science fiction, and fantasy, she is currently working on a novel. After being born in India and raised in the NY tristate area, she now has a daily front-seat view of proud German tourists in Speedos plodding around Florida.
(c) 2004 Anjali Chandi anchandi@yahoo.com

About the Artist: Robert Sorensen was born in Summit, New Jersey, has lived in Paris, France, and currently resides in Colorado. His education includes studying painting at L’Academie des Beux Arts de Chaville and studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in NYC, followed by professional work in a theatrical touring company and later, work in TV, films, and documentaries. Robert also wrote an SF screenplay about saving planet Earth from an alien invasion in the year 2059, with the title “QUANTEX-Z or ATOMIC VISIONS”. Robert is an avid international voyager whose passion is to visit, contact, and experience the cultures and peoples from all over Planet Earth and has visited most of Europe, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, and most recently Mexico. Robert has exhibited his artwork extensively in Paris, once in London, and several times in the United States. In his artwork, Robert most often takes dream images and bites out of his own life and puts them on canvas, paper, or the computer screen. His themes include the hidden aura-energy within all living and non-living subjects and their surrounding environments.
(c) 2004 Robert Sorensen robertsorensen1@msn.com

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5 Comments on ““Autumn Haiku in the Year 2278” by Anjali Chandi”

  1. Jan Says:

    What a lovely poem! Also loved the painting!

  2. Paul Says:

    i usually don’t like haiku so I was suprised I enjoyed reading this poem very much. very good images.

  3. jitte Says:

    I liked the haiku and imagery.

  4. francis v. pirrone Says:

    kinda neat
    a friend, amdy recommended site
    i write poems
    and may tyr my hand at some sci-fi humor

    frankie

  5. Virginia Says:

    A very creative and well written poem and I love the art work too


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