On September 29, 2011, I posted two photographs to Facebook from my commute to work. On the first, Christina Nguyen commented that she had been wanting to write haiku with the phrase “backlit fog” in them, and this was as good of an excuse as any to do so. Enamored with the phrase, I wrote a haiku with it, and then she wrote one… and well, by the end, there were a lot of haiku and some tanka with the phrase “backlit fog.”
To commemorate the occasion, as it really did make my day, I took my ten favorite haiku and arranged the into a little collection simply titled, “the backlit fog.” Poems by Penny Harter, Christina Nguyen, Lucas Stensland, and myself were all written within several hours after I posted the pictures. They, along with all the other poems are still on my Facebook page. I’m honored to be in such good company!
Download PDF of the backlit fog