The Long, Hot Summer: Blockbuster Movies by #HaikuJim

1. Titanic

There’s a moment when
You start to understand the
Iceberg’s point of view.

2. The Long, Hot Summer

It was long and hot,
That summer. And the comma
Made it much longer.

3. The Wizard of Oz

White girl in strange land
Kills two women of color
(Green) and then goes home.

4. Stagecoach

Too many people
In close quarters. The desert.

5. The Poseidon Adventure

A Christmas cruise on
Which almost everybody
Dies. What’s not to love?

6. Gone with the Wind

Scarlett loses Rhett.
But we all know he could have
Done a lot better.

7. The Godfather

America’s First
Family of Organized
Crime? Clue: Not the Trumps.

8. The Sound of Music

How do you solve a
Problem like Maria? She’s
A moonbeam. Give up.

9. Citizen Kane

Minutes to figure out that
Rosebud was his sled.

10. Jaws

Ibsen’s Enemy
Of the People with a shark
Instead of microbes.



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Everything Becomes a Poem  available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble


James W. Gaynor is a poet, artist, editor, and writer. A graduate of Kenyon College, he lived in Paris, where he taught a course on Emily Dickinson at the University of Paris, studied the development of the psychological novel in 17th -century France, and worked as a translator.

After returning to New York, Gaynor worked as an editor at Grosset & Dunlap, Cuisine magazine, Scriptwriter News and Forbes Publications, where he was on the editorial staff of the Social Register. His articles, book reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Observer, and he recently retired as the Global Verbal Identity Leader for Ernst & Young LLP.

A silver medalist in the 1994 Gay Games (Racewalking), Gaynor’s found-object sculpture has been exhibited internationally. He is a member of the Advisory Board of New York’s The Creative Center at University Settlement, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the creative arts to people with cancer and chronic illnesses.

An avid urbanite, Gaynor lives in New York City.

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