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Freezing Winters: Haiku Poem

winters

~ Haiku ~                                                         ~ Haiku ~ A misty morning, The sun emerged from the murk Better late than ne’er! Better late than ne’er, Siberian crane migrates With widened winters. With widened winters, I need to knit more sweaters Out of words-of-warmth. Out of words-of-warmth, I built a castle of love You buried ... Read More »

Safe from Words: Haiku Poem

Safe from words: haiku poem

If my words could blaze, Would I need fire to burn trash from existence If my tears could stain Would I need ink to write tale of fathomless pain If my sigh could sing Would I need symphonies to tune dissonant souls If my curse could kill Would I need benedictions or better be safe Its better be safe and burn the litter of life before it’s too late. — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘safe’ A Haiku is a ... Read More »

Reason to Celebrate: Haiku

Christmas carols haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                    ~ Haiku ~ If Christmas calls for carols and cookies, I need none to celebrate. — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘celebrate’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural ... Read More »

Shiva: Haiku

Lord Shiva painting the style symphony haiku

This week’s Haiku Horizon given prompt DRINK reminded me of the supreme God, Lord Shiva, the destroyer, drinking the lethal poison. My Haiku portrays the ethos of Hindu Mythology which depicts that death is inevitable and essential. The picture I’m sharing along with my Haiku here is named ‘Rudra’ which is painted by my sister Vineeta Mishra. ~ Haiku ~                                           ... Read More »

Queue in Chaos: Haiku

bank row haiku

India, today, is currently going through one of it’s biggest demonetization ever. There are many pros and cons we have faced because of this historic event. But, apart from all the disorder and mad rush (in front of the banks and ATMs during currency exchange), one noticeable thing I have evidenced, is the implied discipline that has overpowered the mob psychology. Despite all the chaos, there was a queue which was naturally implemented rather than being indoctrinated. My Haiku portrays ... Read More »

Choose to be you: Haiku

choose haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                             ~ Haiku ~  Cuckoo’s life bartered with a crow hatch-ling, but she chose to chirp ‘cuck-oo’! — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons: prompt, ‘choose’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images.   Read More »

Trick: Haiku

tightrope trick

~ Haiku ~                                                                    ~ Haiku ~ Tricks take over skills, Balancing to sate needs is trickery of life! — Sangeeta Shared with: Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘trick’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images. Read More »

Shifted from Heavens: Haiku

shift haiku

  ~ Haiku ~                                                                        ~ Haiku ~   Over the hilltop, pines induce laden clouds to shift towards meadows! — Sangeeta Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘Shift’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which ... Read More »

Shape: Haiku

shape haiku

  ~ Haiku ~                                                                            ~ Haiku ~   What is in a shape? Rapid stream hasn’t any yet it builds many. Zephyr shapes sand dunes, The flowing water shapes stones, Love can shape future. — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons: prompt ‘shape’ ... Read More »

Mask: Haiku

mask riddle

~ Haiku ~                                                                                 ~ Haiku~  Who’s behind whose face hidden beneath the sly mask, speaking in riddles!  — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons for prompt ‘mask’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ... Read More »

Christ and Krishna: Haiku

christ krishna

Birth of an era in the dark night, snags around He came and conquered. He came and conquered the world with love and mercy A mother birthed God. Christ and Krishna, both were born at different places and in different time zones but in similar difficult situations. Lord Krishna was born in a jail with his life in danger. His father rescued him from there in a winnowing fan basket while, Lord Jesus was born in a barn and laid ... Read More »

Euphoria: Haiku

Euphoria

~ Haiku ~                                                                                 ~ Haiku ~ Torpid Clouds traversed frosty peaks, filched Adam’s ale to carry forward! — Sangeeta Mishra A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural ... Read More »

FROG : Haiku

frog

Haiku 1                                                                                 Haiku 1 On a hunting spree, Slimy tongue, tenacious grip, Feasting on insects!   Haiku 2                                             ... Read More »

Betrayal: Haiku

betrayal mend

~ Haiku ~                                                        ~ Haiku ~ Fragile heart, cripples with a touch of feather but it’s hard to mend! But it’s hard to mend a formidable self, hurt with gossamer stabs — Sangeeta Mishra Shared With: Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘mend’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ... Read More »

Ostracism: Haiku

shooting star

~ Haiku ~                                              ~ Haiku ~ Banned from the cosmos, The shooting star, abandoned for bending the rules! — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘bend’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images. Read More »