Dylan Joffe
October 17, 2013 5:00 pm
It was reported this week that the search for Amelia Earhart’s lost aircraft will continue next summer. Amelia went missing on July 2, 1937 after radioing that her and her co-pilot were running low on gas over the Pacific. In honor of Amelia’s courage and belief in the advancement of women’s rights, we’ve created this week’s haiku using her own words and images from her book “Last Flight”. “Last Flight” was written mostly by Amelia herself before and during her journey, and then finished and published by her husband. It was intended to be called “World Flight”. You can learn more about the book here.
Here’s to a lady we would have loved to spend an afternoon up in the air with:
1.
“Because I want to”
as near a complete reply
as you’d understand.
2.
Daylight comes at last.
The stars fade. We are throttled
down into darkness.
3.
Crossing equator
with little lamb clouds below
and ahead dark ones.

Dylan and Alaina write a daily haiku blog. You can find a new haiku every day at ooohhhaiku.tumblr.com or every Thursday, here at HelloGiggles.

Featured Images via Alaina Buzas.

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