before mass
all heads bowed
to smart phones

9 Responses

  1. edgarhopper Says:

    I just love this poem. A true sign of the times.

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    a mobile phone
    in the half-empty pub
    the one-sided conversation

    Alan Summers
    ‘in a heron’s eye’ Jack Stamm Haiku Award 1999 anthology ISBN 0 9577925 0 6 pub: Paper Wasp, Australia

  3. Sheila Sondik Says:

    I gasped (in admiration) when I read this. Bravo!

  4. Brandon Bordelon Says:

    during the sermon
    a phone rings to the tune of
    "All You Need Is Love"

  5. Madhuri Says:

    Wonderful haiku, sign of times indeed!

  6. Marie Shimane Says:

    these days the egret
    the only one in paddies
    without a cell phone

  7. haikuapprentice Says:

    following the sermon
    on his phone


  8. cpharrison3 Says:

    Thanks for all the kind words!

  9. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    This made me laugh – at least it was 'before mass'!


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