Beast & Day

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.

A village near the coast of Sumatra lays in ruin after the Tsunami that struck South East Asia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Philip A. McDaniel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AUS_Navy_050102-N-9593M-040_A_village_near_the_coast_of_Sumatra_lays_in_ruin_after_the_Tsunami_that_struck_South_East_Asia.jpg)
A village near the coast of Sumatra lays in ruin after the Tsunami that struck South East Asia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Philip A. McDaniel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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

Dedication

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.

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