Mystical Haiku

the sun rising red

deer bows down to sip from lake

mystic fog surrounds

~

mystic fog surrounds

light mirrors at water’s face

a heart thumping loud

*For Carpe Diem # 251 Mystical.

 

Cicadas Haiku

with prominent eyes

cicada hums a love song

debut performance

~

wears a bow of love

aiming for suitable mate

drums beat in stomach

~

a resurrection

its time to born once again

mother earth tears up

~

limbs sweat profusely

heat seeps into the body

hear cicadas’ sing

* The third haiku is based on the fact that some cicadas can lay dormant for as long as 17 years in the womb of the mother earth and one day comes when they come out again in their usual demeanor, which has become a symbol of resurrection.

* It was difficult for me to write haiku about an insect I haven’t got to see and listen to much. I have just faint memories of listening to the singing insects; so can’t be sure whether they were cicadas or not.  Written in response of Carpe Diem # 232.

Taue (Rice Planting) Haiku

reflecting shadows

puddles of water on fields

workers in sedge hats

~

fields filled with water

men descends to place seedlings

gilded performers

~

women in kasa

traditional performance

the paddies planted

~

bow down in prayer

planting the mother earth’s womb

promising fine crops

~

young girls singing songs

hoping for a good harvest

time for festival

~

aura of dances

enhanced crop’s vitality

melodies in air

* Written in response of Carpe Diem # 220

My Achilles’ heel

My mind is my Achilles’ heel

in front of which I kneel

It is my weakness even when

I am strong

It is the fatal flaw which when

struck with an arrow

causes indeterminate pain

and may even lead to the end

of the entire thought process

It is something I will

always have to deal with, my mind-

My Achilles’ heel.