Tag: haiku

they dress

early surprises dreaming Spring calling arise putting on best dress ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This picture was taken in the depth of Winter. A neighbor's front yard was suddenly in blooms. Lovely surprises. In the winter of human lives too, we make efforts to rise from bed, take a bath, comb our hair, put on colors and dress up. … Continue reading they dress

grand-aunt’s visit 23: once a bird (a haiku)

she was once a bird a mother perhaps in time sadly snared and caged ~~~~~~~~Visiting museum is not the senior's favorite. Because she prefers to see life, its vibrance, enthusiasm and hope. The museum records a past. There is no hope there. There is hope in the future. Where are the children of this bird if … Continue reading grand-aunt’s visit 23: once a bird (a haiku)

Grand-aunt’s visit 22: cloudy perception (a haiku)

do you see the dog? the puzzled boy shook his head gold caterpillar ~~~~~~~~~~~The senior remarks: Often we see with what we already see in the mind: While I am thinking of my little dog alone waiting for me to return after this visit, you are thinking of your outdoor discovery lesson. But what does … Continue reading Grand-aunt’s visit 22: cloudy perception (a haiku)

Grand-aunt’s visit 21: a reunion haiku

Ocean foams aside Where have all the blue birds flown? Reunion with light ~~~~~~ The senior visitor is optimistic even when looking at the winter solstice and the vast changes of weather that have arrived with the season of general bleakness and cold. ~~~~~~ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with … Continue reading Grand-aunt’s visit 21: a reunion haiku

Grand-aunt’s visit (20): a haiku of two sisters

Fearlessly she leads (her sister watches behind) braving ocean tides ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Remarks from a senior visitor: "The smaller bird is in front. Remind me of times gone by for me and my sister. Size does not necessarily count sometimes. On the other hand the adventurous outgoing one learns costly lessons. Courage needs wisdom too." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Words … Continue reading Grand-aunt’s visit (20): a haiku of two sisters

grand-aunt’s visit 19: all creatures large and small (a haiku)

~~~~Remarks from the senior visitor:~~~ The real spectators at the bottom of the tank both looking at us ~~~~~~~~~ Let all that I am praise the Lord. 24 O Lord, what a variety of things you have made!     In wisdom you have made them all.     The earth is full of your creatures. 25 Here is the … Continue reading grand-aunt’s visit 19: all creatures large and small (a haiku)

Too far for tears: a haiku letter

Too far for my heart draining silent tears at night an ocean apart ~~~~~~~~~~~~Although I know we shall not try to communicate unless there is urgency to say something to make sure the other party know first hand what is happening, I still take up the phone often in an absent-minded way, pointing my index … Continue reading Too far for tears: a haiku letter

Dearest love, she replied: a haiku

Dearest love, she replied: Yes I read you across realms thousand tears and smiles ~~~~~~~~~~Sometimes they cannot receive the physical letters from each other. Often it's because one of them has traveled too far and beyond. There is no modern communication network in those realms. Sometimes it may not be physically appropriate to write and … Continue reading Dearest love, she replied: a haiku

grand-aunt’s visit 18: refreshing (a haiku)

(An outing up a slope to eat and drink.) Accepting lunch treat senior puffed and panted walked refreshment beckoned ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. (Matthew 11:28 Amplified Bible (AMP)

an almost perfect rose: a haiku

almost perfect rose how rare yet how regreful having missed her best ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:48) and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well. (Matthew 14:36) [ Seeing … Continue reading an almost perfect rose: a haiku

He dreamed he spread dreams: a poem and a haiku

a haiku dreaming spreading dreams tenderly he wrote a poem splendid color sprang ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (a poem from a senior's mouth) He dreamed he spread dreams under her feet - royal purple in Many-Splendored Thing. "Tread softly because you tread on my dreams," he stammered and fortified against laughter. Many hopefuls have uttered same in caption … Continue reading He dreamed he spread dreams: a poem and a haiku