MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 389: LEISURE OR PRESSURE

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 389: LEISURE OR PRESSURE

 

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open book in world

learning new path in forest

leisure free the mind

 

This haiku/senryu is inspired by Kiwinana photo prompt, EDUCATION AND WISDOM, posted on 17th Octber, 2018

POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 387

POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 387

DCF 1.0

 

 OLD TRICKS

(老竅門)

 

timid crows get scared

胆怯烏鴉惊

brave birds perch on top and peck

勇鳥棲息山顶啄

old tricks lost power

老謀失力量

 

Thank you to Frank Tassone and Helene Vaillant for sharing the photo challenge prompt, SCARECROW.

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 388: GRAND LURE

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 388: GRAND LURE

 

 

lure of barbed window

wilderness view on both sides

inviting trespass

 

This haiku/senryu is inspired by Helene Vaillant photo challenge, WINDOW, posted on 16th October, 2018.

POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 386

POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 386

 

 

lone dry skull in wild

荒野孤颅骨

carcass rotten or eaten

胴體被吃或腐

same fate if buried

埋葬同命運 

 

Note:

I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to many poets with their photo challenge with a theme. They have all inspired me, not only to write, but also to heal myself in poetry. In the last four months, I had three surgeries under three GA, and lost more than 10 kg, with a diagnosis of uncertain HCC (liver cancer) hanging over my head, reminding me the cliff coffin pictured in my blog.  Once decision is made on what to do, excessive thinking kills, and it is better to live than to think, what if it is cancer. Pain is the right and prerogative of the living; the dead does not feel, not even the living dead. This week I celebrated my 72nd birthday, and walked to the restaurant with a stick. I meet a kind of kindness, across all racial and religious divide; with the cholecystectomy, I have little or no bile left in my once bloated gut.

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 387: OLD TRICKS

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 387: OLD TRICKS

 

DCF 1.0

 

timid crows get scared

brave birds perch on top and peck

old tricks lost power

 

This haiku/senryu is inspired by Helene Vaillant, photo challenge, SCARECROWS, posted on Oct 13th 2018.