RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #76 Sing&Day

Christmas is just around the corner, and it is the season to be merry. I’m not a Christian, but I like Christmas like any other person on the street. To me, Christmas is about reconnecting with family and friends, and the spirit of giving.

For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge this week, I was inspired by the season, Christmas songs, choirs, family reunions and the word prompts ‘song’ and ‘day’. 🙂

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge


Songs of Joy

Let’s sing songs of joy
Remembering family
On this Christmas Day

Khor Hui Min
22 December 2015

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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.