On Discord one day, we were having a lovefest about works by vanhunks, when I found a one-post Tumblr by vanhunks starting a haiku series for ST:VOY and J/C, and was immediately captured by the idea. So now, in homage to vanhunks, I want to pick this up and write one (or more) haiku per episode, but leave it open to others to contribute if they want. Leave a comment and I'll send a co-creator request. Or drop me a DM on Discord (@MagdaleneJaneway#4317), Twitter (@MagdaleneJanew1), or Tumblr (@magdalenejaneway).
The Academy of American Poets asserts, "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 (or space!), haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. As the form evolved, many of these rules - including the 5-7-5 practice - have routinely been broken. However, the philosophy of haiku has been preserved: 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." https://poets.org/glossary/haiku
P.S. I requested permission from the Delta Flyers to include their haiku, but they turned us down because they’re planning on a BOOK. Add that to your wishlist!