The Land

Day 13 – Experiement with Word Count

A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression….the focus on a brief moment in time; a use of provocative, colorful images; an ability to be read in one breath; and a sense of sudden enlightenment and illumination.

– Academy of American Poets

He sits on a branch

The bough ready to break free

Of his deception


The trees give cover

As alms for humanity

But Justice will rain

To reap sewn calamity

Cold and merciless

Inauthentic hearts puff hard

The Land knows the truth


Freedom is not free

Pledged with a soulful payment

A serfs life for me


Connect with the land

Fleeting, the world will not stand

Keep your heart beating

About RealBlake

Blake is a Filmmaker, Writer, and Sports Media professional from Austin, TX. He studied Film Production and Advertising at UT Austin. When not supporting NBA Entertainment on live sports productions, he likes to train Krav Maga, travel, and collaborate with other creatives on visual storytelling in the film/TV medium.
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