I love writing poetry, especially haiku. Below are my haiku also posted on my Instagram.
A Collection of Haiku
Go-with-the-Flow Man A leaf on a tree falls, drifts in the gentle stream, out to the wild sea. The Death of Love Exquisite blossom of winter, don't fade away —foolish lover's plea. Foolish Girl A young sunflower waiting for the sun ... in vain —a fool in the rain. The Opposites Time and again yet ne'er in unison ... sun ... moon ... As you rise, I set. Chase in Vain Rise, hide, shine bright, set, run away but ne'er to me; alas, sun and moon. Lovers' Conflict You shine brighter than I ever could—sun and moon —painful space 'tween us. Curiosity Might Kill the Cat Curious, now falling ... On my feet I'll land—thank God. I know! Just tempted. Let It Rain Call on the Hyades; bring me tears, flood my desert —a burning soul's plea. Set Me Free O Helios, I pray ... Melt my glacier, let me flow free to nirvana. Desperate High on the rocks yet hurt, bewildered; and to the sea, "Whisper my name." Daffodil of Winter Persephone's kiss wakes the sleeping daffodil. Bloom! Winter's over! The Pine The swallow is back greeting the thriving pine tree. Knock! Knock! Spring begins. The Bamboo Tall winter soldier, thou ne'er witherest nor bendst. Thou art king of spring. The Plum Plum trees flaunt their pink beauty after all the cold —resilience till spring. The Beginning of Spring When the Three Friends of Winter fall for Kore's charm, they whisper, dance, bloom. Compromise Let the Apple of Discord be just an apple. Share or eat it whole. Foolish Ambition For the fairest is the Apple of Discord as well as for a fool. Introspection There's no better judge than a puddle mirroring yourself scarred ... wicked. Threatening Jealousy Jealous raindrops go plink, plink ... soothing ... yet the proud sunflower is threatened.
I also wrote a five-stanza poem originally for Coffee Break, our office publication, but I ended up sending it out. Golden Leaves in the Backyard Were Already Falling is under consideration of a few publications, so I can provide here only an excerpt.
Golden Leaves in the Backyard Were Already Falling
As though awakened by a pleasantly cold kiss from Persephone, I slowly opened my eyes and sat up in bed. Sleepily my eyes strayed to the windowpane, Through which I saw that golden leaves in the backyard were already falling. My heart leaped, my eyes grew wide With excitement, with exquisite delight; For when the deciduous trees in the backyard began to lose their leaves, Only then I could ever see you again ...
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