For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #34, the words were ‘beast’ and ‘day’. I challenged myself to write something meaningful for the second week that I’m participating in this fun activity. At last, I decided to write something on the 2004 tsunami.
Beast & Day
The wave was a beast
The day it came, the land shook
Time and reason ceased
An original haiku by
Khor Hui Min
3 March 2015
This haiku is dedicated to the survivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. The most devastating tsunami of modern times, it was caused by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The countries affected by the tsunami included Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Somalia, Myanmar, Maldives, Malaysia, Tanzania, Seychelles, Bangladesh, South Africa, Yemen, Kenya and Madagascar.