Democracy Haiku by Claire P. Bocage

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The following are Haiku written by artist Claire P. Bocage

Also see Claire’s articles on Democracy Chronicles and our Political Art Section:

June 22, 2012

 

Beautiful Democratic Wave

Democratic Uproar

The Public Rises, Swells

A Calming Response

 

The Greek Situation

Quick action needed

Hasty Greek Coalition

Peril or fortune?

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June 24, 2012

 

The Egyptian Wait (10.15 AM EST)

Poll Choice Greets

Trepid Anticipation

Consequence to Follow

 

July 5, 2012

 

South Sudanese One-Year Independence

Obstacles Ahead

One South Sudan only building

And Growing Stronger

 

July 11, 2012

 

Political Anticipation

The Political Sway,

Every Which Way, Until

The Ballot Casts

 

True Campaigning

The Minority Vote

Parcel of the Whole

Commands Attention

 

July 20, 2012

 

Political Participation

Participation:

Vote, lead, comment upon is

Representation

 

Mayor Gray’s Scandal

Fair competition

Loses the Political Run

in Fight to win

haiku fiscal cliff graphic

 

August 9, 2012

 

INDECISION 2012 by Claire Bocage

Indecision sparks

Firm Political clout

Clinching middle votes

 

September 3, 2012

 

Voting Adage

So the saying goes
You are the company you keep

And who’s votes received

 

September 14, 2012

 

“Workings of Democracy”

Pragmatism is

mores, values coupled with

certain idealism

 

October 22, 2012

 

What are debates?

Debate performance

Articulate opinionating

Or verbose promises

 

Debate Pitfalls.

Televised debates

Facts, beliefs, policy or

Aesthetics, charisma?

 

November 10, 2012

 

Election Aftermath:

on another note,

after counting every vote

diversity surges

 

January 4, 2013

 

Fiscal Cliff Haiku

Solve the Fiscal Cliff;

Is the problem, we the people,

or those we elect?

 

113th Congress

Fresh and Diverse House:

New Congress and a New Start?

The Same Crusty Circlefreedom of love haiku

 

March 1, 2013

 

as Congress stalls

The public can only watch:

To act or react?

 

Sequester policy;

tense politics,

opinions Integrate fantasy

 

March 28, 2013

 

DOMA Thoughts

The freedom of love,

In defense of marriage

Exists between persons

 


 

Thank you for reading the haiku!  Also see Claire’s articles on Democracy Chronicles and our Political Art Section.