More than 1,000 mourners
the political elite
green scarves at their necks
Source: Edmonton Journal - Thursday April 17, 2014 - from the section, "News and Opinion", article, "Farewell to Jim Flaherty" - taking some liberties with the haiku form; instead of the typical 5 7 5, I've gone and done a 7 5 7 since these lines fairly leapt off the page at me and I really didn't see myself doing any better.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17: HAIKUISATION
The haiku is a Japanese poetic form whose most obvious feature
is the division of its 17 syllables into lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables.
Haikuisation has sometimes been used by Oulipians to indicate
the reduction of verses of normal length to lines of haiku-like
brevity. Select three sentences from a single newspaper article
and “haiku” them.