Haikai challenge: President

Frank Tassone’s prompt is to write a haikai poem about a president. This one is about Éamon de Valera.



after the bloodbath

of fratricidal war

your dearth of vision


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

22 thoughts on “Haikai challenge: President”

  1. Well done — and inspired me to dip my toe into the history of the land my twice-great-grandparents left. When I was in Ireland in 2014, I learned just how still alive the tension is . . .

    1. I know he’s been rehabilitated (sort of) but couldn’t he have given the Irish people something better to hanker after than a cabin with a turf fire and a priest in the cupboard?

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