MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 154
mauled by eagle’s fierce claws
vultures attack weak victims
lost a chunk of meat
With a pattern of mere three lines and 17 syllables, haiku/senryu unfolds deep symbolic open-ended meaning within. To critic who criticize that there’s no flow or feeling in such poetry, it is best they re- read nursery rhymes.
Yesterday our currency suffers ferocious attack by friendly foes. It affects Malaysian folks badly, not those that steal national wealth. One has to be strong and alert in self- protection; there’s no compassionate vultures by its very nature. This poetry is a memory to register that scar.