Haiku Horizons has a weekly haiku challenge, where one word is provided, and we have to make sense of it. This week’s word prompt is ‘between’. I thought of something positive to start off the day with. 🙂
In perpetual flux
Between sunrise and sunset
This week’s haiku challenge words are ‘tide’ and ‘flesh’. I’d prefer tide and fresh, but the challenge is to find a common ground to bridge the two words. 😉 So, this week’s haiku talks about the wavering human stand – imperfect and indecisive. It talks about sticking to one’s values.
Tide & Flesh
Like the endless tides
The weaknesses of the flesh
Since I have started this blog in July 2014, I have written many poems, at least one a week. I am pleased that I have accomplished the first reason for setting up this blog, which is to encourage myself to write regularly. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by to read some of my writing and showing your support. I really appreciate it.
Besides sharing my passion for writing with all of you, I have also submitted my poems and short stories to be considered for publication in various magazines, journals and anthologies.
I was delighted when EASTLIT – the Journal of English Literature, East and South East Asia, selected three of my poems to be included in the August 2015 issue.
The three poems selected were Random Kindness, Beauty and Fond Memories. I’ve copied them from the journal and shared them with you below.
Over distances, time and space Vivid memory of your face As if we only met last night In the dim glow of the street lights Luminous eyes reached out through rain As if you felt the loss and pain The comfort of your umbrella A faint hint of sweet vanilla Stranger’s random act of kindness Restored my faith in selflessness
Beautiful are its feathers Immaculately preened As if nothing matters Other than vanity mean
Powdered beaks – matted shine Curled lashes – softly fluttering To melt any heart, to be mine Mere illusory; demurring
Divine angel or chimera? Will you be but mine Caught in your blinding aura Helpless; your clutches bind
Collated in faded dusty albums Countless fond memories of days past Photographs of us, dad and mum
Thick album pages, made to last Images of family for years beyond Hold them safe and fast
Showing kindred spirits; ties and bonds Yellowing photos in yellowing pages For gazing, with recollections fond
From thence we grew through the ages As our parents grew old and grey The passage of time winds through its pages
Blood flows thicker than water, day by day Forget not this saying, come what may
I hope you like my poems and continue to visit my blog.
I’ve always loved water. So, I naturally love the sea and all its mystical and magical qualities. Our cradle of life, it teems with biological diversity from the shallows to the cavernous abyss. Its mysteries continue to amaze and confound us till this day.
This week’s Haiku Horizon’s word prompt is ‘float’, so I thought about floating in the sea, which is something I like to do on a sunny day when the sea is calm.
Floating in the sea
Floating in the sea
Eavesdropping on sea creatures
Warm sun on my face