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By Babs IversonPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Thomas Kinto on Unsplash

Historical acts

film captured eons ago.

Now, releasing facts.


Writer's notes: Inspiration for the time capsule haiku came from listing 60s LOOK and LIFE magazines for sale on Facebook Marketplace. Eons ago, both magazines provided their readers and subscribers with amazing photographic essays.

Of course, there was one publication that stood out. It was LIFE's special edition for its thirtieth anniversary focusing on photography.

Amazingly, vintage films and photographs are able to transcend time.

This haiku poem is being submitted to Vocal's Time Capsule Challenge.

According to Vocal media, "Write a haiku about time.

A time capsule is a historic cache of information that is intended to communicate the spirit of that time with people in the future. For this challenge, we are asking you to capture how a haiku can be a vehicle to represent a period of time or express the feeling of time."

Thank you for reading! You are appreciated!

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About the Creator

Babs Iverson

Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • HandsomelouiiThePoet (Lonzo ward)3 months ago

    Awesome ✨ ❤️

  • JBaz3 months ago

    You got that right. How true, great job

  • Tiffany Gordon 3 months ago

    Awesome work Babs!

  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    I read this several times and loved it more each time. This felt like a time capsule haiku. Awesome work, Babs!!

  • Donna Renee3 months ago

    Loved it at first read and then even more after the context you provided!!

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Nicely done.

  • Paul Stewart3 months ago

    This is so clever and I love the background information that motivated it! Well done, Babs!

  • Lori Melton3 months ago

    So so good Babs!! ❤️

  • Jason Ray Morton3 months ago

    Wow. That was great.

  • Excellent points

  • Allie Bickerton3 months ago

    Ooh. Poignant, especially for today’s times.

  • Lea Springer3 months ago

    Great inspiration for your haiku and those old photo essays sure captured the times gone by! Thanks also for the reminder about what this challenge is all about. I think I've gone astray!

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    Fabulous take on the Haiku challenge 👍❤️

  • suman mohan3 months ago

    Happy to read, it is informative.

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