Monday, March 23, 2015

Poem of the Day: “Seasons in Steel” by Ross Balcom

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “Seasons in Steel” by Ross Balcom.  Mr. Balcom is a counselor living in Anaheim, California. His poems have appeared in:  Beyond Centauri, inkscrawl, Scifaikuest, Star*Line, tinywords, and other publications.

Seasons in Steel
by A. Robot

1.
spring fever
robots
not susceptible

2.
summer vacation
vacation???
does not compute

3.
autumn
programmed to rake leaves
yours truly

4.
winter
human children
build a "snowbot"

Ross Balcom

Poet's Notes:  Haiku traditionally include seasonal references. This scifaiku sequence offers a robot's perspective on the changing seasons. As a lover of both haiku and robots, I enjoyed writing this poem.

Editor’s Note:  I enjoy the ironic humor, haiku-like form, and science fiction speculation here.  And I, too, am a lover of both haiku and robots.  “Seasons in Steel” first appeared in the August 2013 issue of Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine.

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