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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Time & New

For this week’s Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #40, the word prompts are ‘time’ and ‘new’. I decided to write something on hopefulness and optimism. 🙂

Tanah Lot Temple Complex, Bali. Photo taken on 15 June 2015.
Tanah Lot Temple Complex, Bali. Photo taken on 15 June 2012.

New & Time
Now, the time is right
To explore new horizons
Adventure awaits!

An original haiku by
Khor Hui Min
14 April 2015

Illusions

For my 9th post for the  Blogging A to Z Challenge, I decided to write a poem on illusions and perceptions that all too often colour our lives.

I for ILLUSIONS

Illusions

Our lives regarded
Coloured and painted
Viewed from our mind’s eye
Senses, our attention vie

Visions of you
From my point of view
Real or mere illusion?
Clear or clouded with delusion?

Visions of me
Will you let me be?
Unchanged and carefree
Unrealistic expectations, bury

Life is what we make of it
With sufficient wisdom, well lit
Think we are happy, so we are
Think we are not, discontent mars

Why be unhappy, discontented, sad?
Life is lived once, don’t make it bad
Be hopeful; In all things, see goodness
Fill your heart with joy and gladness

An original poem by
Khor Hui Min
10 April 2015

Photo taken at Rover Trail, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) on 19 Feb 2011.
Photo taken at Rover Trail, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) on 19 Feb 2011.

Happy Chinese New Year 2015

Wishing everybody a very Happy Chinese New Year 2015. On the second day of the new lunar calendar, I decided to write a haiku series in line with the new year theme.

The year 2014 was full of trials and tribulations, with floods, missing aeroplanes, planes shot down and etc. I hope the Year of the Goat will bring better times ahead for one and all.

Photo of red ixora flowers taken in Bentong on 20.02.2015, the second day of Chinese New Year 2015
Photo of red ixora flowers taken in Bentong on 20 February 2015

I.    Lunar New Year

Welcome, dear New Year

Year of the Goat; glad tidings

Hopes and dreams renewed

Photo of herbal tea plant taken in Bentong on 20.02.2015, the second day of Chinese New Year 2015
Photo of herbal tea plants taken in Bentong on the second day of Chinese New Year 2015

II.    Renewed hopes

Fresh optimism

For a better year ahead

Floods and tears, goodbye

Photo of bunch of bananas taken in Bentong on 20.02.2015, the second day of Chinese New Year 2015
Photo of bunch of bananas taken outside a house in Bentong on 20 February 2015

III.    Abundance

Challenging year, past

Aspiring for abundance

Sufficient for all

Wildflowers in Cameron Highlands. Photo taken during Chinese New Year 2012.
Wildflowers in Cameron Highlands. Photo taken during Chinese New Year 2012.

IV.    Opportunities

Heralding the new

Prospects for personal growth

And development

Photo of pineapple taken in Puchong on 15.02.2015
Photo of pineapple taken in Puchong on 15 February 2015

V.     Prosperity

Year of good fortune

Revived world economy

Turn it back around

River leading to Chamang Waterfall, a popular recreational area in Bentong, Pahang
River leading to Chamang Waterfall, a popular recreational area in Bentong, Pahang

VI.     Peace and harmony

Do not be derailed

By those who wish to shatter

Fragile harmony

Original haiku series by
Khor Hui Min
20 February 2015