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Thursday, September 2, 2010

HAIKU BLOGEST_HAIKU? GESUNDHEIT_GHOST OF A CHANCE INTERLUDE


Ghost of Samuel Clemens, here,

wondering just how many fool blogfests this boy, Roland, entered.

He entered Stephanie's HAIKU BLOGFEST :
http://hatshepsutnovel.blogspot.com/2010/08/announcing-haiku-blogfest.html

So I thought I would offer up two haiku's Roland wrote for two of his fantasies : RITES OF PASSAGE and THE MOON & SUN AS MY BRIDES.

The first is the lament of Lady Meilori, the one great love of his hero, Samuel McCord.

She speaks it to the depths of the endless night as she reflects upon the emptiness of her life :

"Dreams drift like clouds,
I reach to touch the moon,
I grasp but empty night."

The second is the mumuring sigh of Kirika,

a drinker of souls, who has fallen hopelessly in love with a fifteen year old boy

whom she knows she will destroy if she follows her heart :

"Lonely Moon, Winter Winds,
My hungry love is but
Shadows of Night."

Hope you enjoyed one or both of them. And here is video poetry from a Zen Master :


28 comments:

  1. I don't quite understand haiku. Maybe you'll help me with that yet. I do love your graph:

    "Lonely Moon, Winter Winds,
    My hungry love is
    But shadows of Night."

    And the music of the video was beatuiful and haunting. That music reaches me.

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  2. Damyanti : That particular haiku haunted me when I first wrote it. Glad you like it.

    Terry : Not every haiku speaks to me. They start with nature and end with the human heart. At least the ones I enjoy. I'm pleased that you liked the music and my 2nd haiku. Of course whenever I say haiku, the ghost of Samuel Clemens snorts, "Gesundheit."

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  3. LOL! I can hear Twain:D "Gesundheit."

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  4. Beautiful. "Hungry love" and "empty night" jumped out at me.

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  5. The ones that start with nature and end with the heart are the ones I like best, too. Both of yours spoke to me. :)

    You are a man of many talents, Roland.

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  6. There is something so perfect, so delicate, so balanced about Haiku. I love them. Yours are beautiful BTW.

    Today's guest blogger is Emilia Plater!

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  7. your haiku transcends... she was the beauty that touched your soul to awaken, but have not met her... as yet...

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  8. Lovely! You've got some great imagery in yours - nice!

    I've never written a haiku before - and may never try it again :)

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  9. Wow!! Both are beautiful! I find Haikus very difficult to do but you've capture two very different lost souls here. Thanks for sharing!

    Take care
    x

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  10. I think the emotional punch of the first haiku is great! Great imagery showing those feelings.

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  11. Haunting--both of them. You captured the link between nature and heart very well. The music in the video was gorgeous and set the mood, too. Thanks for posting these.

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  12. The first is my favorite. well done!

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  13. Ooo! I love the first one--I grasp but empty night. awesome!

    Now scoot over to my blog--you should enjoy today's post. AND I left you a little giftie~

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  14. Those are lovely Haiku's.
    Believe it or not I've never actually written one, or a Limerick for that matter.
    With so many poems under my belt I'm not sure how I missed out on them.

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  15. Hi! Stopping by from KarenG's BBQ and I do believe I will stay awhile. I love zen-speak. The video was most enjoyable. I also enjoyed your Haikus. I look foward to vising your blog again. Enjoy! Janelle

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  16. Poetry, writing & Louisiana -- a great trifecta! Thanks for visiting. I'm now following ya. Have a great Labor(free)Day weekend.

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  17. Lovely poems Roland. Especially the first; perfect tone, the kind of imagery you want to linger in.

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  18. I have always loved Haiku's. Sadly I am no good at writing the, Have a lovely weekend!

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  19. Your haikus are lovely, Roland! I just caught wind of this contest today. Woo-hoo for haikus! I think I'm becoming addicted.

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  20. The first one is my favorite...so melancholy. Nicely done!

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  21. Beautiful, both of them! So much conveyed in a few words - that's the essence of haiku, surely. I can't chose a favourite, both haunt - in a good way :)

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  22. These are so lovely that I am willing to overlook the syllable count. (5-7-5)

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  23. Those are both beautiful!

    "My hungry love" speaks volumes in just those few words. *swoon* Very nice!

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  24. Haiku is such a difficult form of poetry, especially when one tries to express deep emotions or thoughts. You've done it remarkably well...they're both haunting in their sorrow.

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  25. Great stuff, Roland! It's fascinating how people's writing styles show through even in something as stark and basic and poetic as a Haiku. I particularly like the first one here! Especially the last line.

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  26. I didn't join the Haiku blogfest, but noticed you had, so I came by to read yours. Beautifully done as always!

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