New hope

Haiku Horizon’s prompt for this week #121 is ‘time’. I wrote about having hope with the passing of time. Sometimes, having hope is all the reason one needs to wake up and get up every morning.

Blooming
Attractive montane flowers

New hope

With each day new hope
Better than the day before
But time waits for none

Khor Hui Min
16 June 2016

 

 

 

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Spending time

This week, Haiku Horizons reached its landmark 100th post! 😀  Best of all, it’s still going strong. The word prompt for this week is ‘spend’. I wrote a haiku about making the effort to spend time with loved ones. It is strange, but many people go the extra mile to be nice to friends and acquaintances and the occasional stranger, but tend to neglect the people closest to them. Perhaps the proverb ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ rings true?

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Spending time

Dearly beloved
Won’t you spend some time with me
In the morning breeze

Khor Hui Min
20 January 2016

 

 

Life’s an illusion

Haiku Horizons is at lucky number 99 this week. Well, at least from the Chinese point of view – the number 9 represents longevity. This means Haiku Horizons is celebrating double longevity. 🙂 So, I hope Haiku Horizons will be around for a long time to come.

This week’s word prompt is ‘real’, which made me think about the perceived reality of life. Life is only as good as we think it is, isn’t it?

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Life’s an illusion

Life’s an illusion
What is real and what is not?
Be true to yourself

Khor Hui Min
14 January 2016

 

 

Finding Balance

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This week’s word prompt by Haiku Horizons is ‘balance’. So, I thought about striking a balance in life. Nowadays, people lead really busy lives, chasing all manner of deadlines and goals, day after day. How do most of them find a balance between personal life and work?

 

Finding Balance

Making sense of life
How do we strike a balance?
In the here and now

Khor Hui Min
7 December 2015

 

 

 

Between

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.  🙂

Between

In perpetual flux
Between sunrise and sunset
Boundless potential

Khor Hui Min
29 September 2015

Floating in the Sea

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.

Corals
Corals

Floating in the sea

Floating in the sea
Eavesdropping on sea creatures
Warm sun on my face

Khor Hui Min
7 September 2015

Lead

Finally, I’ve gotten around to writing haikus again. This one is for week 78 of Haiku Horizons. It is a haiku prompt page, where a new prompt will appear every Sunday. This week’s word prompt is ‘lead’.

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Multi-petaled cherry blossoms outside the Taipei Confucius Temple, located on Dalong Street, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan.

Lead by Example

Lead by example
Walk the talk; I’ll toe the line
Do care for people

Khor Hui Min
19 August 2015

Penny for your thoughts

For week #70 of Haiku Horizons, the word prompt was ‘tear’. For some reason, the English new wave band Tears for Fears (founded in 1981) came to mind, but they did not affect the resulting haiku. LOL.

This week’s haiku is about being a shoulder to lean on, being there for friends and family, and being a kindred spirit.

Autumn foliage in Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China (13 October 2013)
Autumn foliage in Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China (13 October 2013)

Penny for your thoughts

Penny for your thoughts
A tear for every sorrow
A hug for your fears

Khor Hui Min
23 June 2015

Secrets

I have grown fond of writing haikus, and blogs like Ronovan Writes and Haiku Horizons give me ideas every week for writing new haikus. 🙂  For Haiku Horizon’s week #69 challenge, the word prompt was ‘secrets’. I envisioned secrets buried in the lost annals of ancient history, in catacombs, dusty tombs and pyramids.

Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Secrets

Whispers of secrets
Woven into tapestries
Hanging in aged tombs

Khor Hui Min
17 June 2015