Daily Archives: January 9, 2019

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 420: WAR PANACEA

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 420: WAR PANACEA

 

 

modern war machine

satellite, sensors and drones

in global orbit

 

supersonic flight

target active volcanoes

and huge reservoir

 

grave technology

kill without facial contact

in name of “Just War”

 

derange trade dispute

dollar control in decline

low ethic leaders

 

awful arrogance

killers as liberators

war panacea

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 419

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 419

 

 

BACK TO NORMAL

(恢復正常)

 

dead bonsai withered

枯萎的盆景

weird to wake up life cycle

怪异唤醒生命圈

wishy washy whine

愁感的抱怨

 

the gap break and bind

隙破和绑定

nothing is back to normal

就没有恢复正常

norm is abnormal

常態是異常

 

fresh look at the dead

鲜看着死者

new meaning to appease mind

安抚心灵新意义

return is reborn

回歸是重生

 

Note:

 

My aging joint had decayed and was medically considered dead. The total knee joint replacement has made slow improvement in walking, but it has not returned to “normal.” I pause to wonder at what stage of recovery is considered normal, with diverse trajectories of illnesses and recoveries in each person. Well only the joint is replaced; muscle wasting and power have yet to recover. There is thus no standard norm. Instead of the joint, what if the whole body is dead. Looking at Life Cycle taught, we often forget and ignore the gap, and assumed there is continuation of the processes in the specific, and not life in the general. It is impossible for a biological brain or mind think of its own ending .We need to reinvent new meaning to comfort ourselves. Life is thus reborn; my physical body is not really returned, partly cyborg now. A new mindset is reborn to look at the re-linking Cycle: more acceptance and less self-delusion.