MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 35

IMG_1576[2]MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 35

visual haiku to haiku:

 

Kan compose this:

 

(1)

 

Secret set in stone

Lions at midnight instruct

Brotherhood of monks.

 

(2)

 

My reply:

 

infatuation

lion statues as power

lion among men

 

Note:

Each stone statue weighted more than 50 metric tons. The kongfu master could kick and fracture it. Good if you believe it like any religion. The male lion had its paw on the ball, symbolising unity, power and control; the lioness on fertility and maternity role. There are no lions in China; first pair probably came as gifts, and accepted as power during the Han Dynasty.

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s