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The Conquest: Haiku

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climb palm tree


~ Haiku ~                                                                       ~ Haiku ~

On the tree, rising

against howling gales,

What capricious climb!

Conquering palm tree,

Either to climb or to die,

Vehemence to live.

Sangeeta Mishra

Shared with: Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘Climb’

Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images.

  • Absolutely loved the use of capricious here – every step in uncertain and unpredictable and yet the vehemence to live encourages him!

    • Thank you so much. Very well said! This is why we call life the biggest teacher. Struggles give him that carefree approach !

  • sunita

    The climb to alleviate poverty very well presented here..the conquest to survival and maybe to reach glorious heights!!!

    • Thank you so much Sunita. Truly said. This climb is situation born. Poverty makes them the winners in life. 🙂

  • Very apt words…gel well with the picture… 🙂

    • Thank you so much Maniparna. Glad that you liked them. 🙂

  • Nice Haiku

  • i b arora

    nice lines

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    Struggling for existence.
    Nice presentation.

  • Great capture, loved reading the lines describing it. Different views.

    • Thank you so much Indrani. Glad that you liked them. 🙂

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