#Haiku Happenings #1 (8/13/18) Dwight Roth’s #tankaprose for my current #haikai challenge!
Each evening we see the videos of the out of control fires in California. The latest one was started by someone with intent. The fire turned into a roaring inferno, destroying whole communities. The evil that was perpetrated on homeowners will take years to recover. The landscape will recover faster. Forgiveness comes with a price.
Cleansing fire roars through
Fueled by dry summer brush
Souls need cleansing fire
Devil’s fire swept hillsides clean
Holy fire brings humility
Painting and Photo: Dwight L. Roth
Franks Tassone challenged us to remember the wild fires burning in the West. Ironically the fire referred to as “Holy Fire” is the one started by arson . We are to do a Haikai poem that uses or eludes to the word fire. I did a spinoff on this by looking at the way this fire might affect those who are victims of the damage it caused…
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