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About wonkywizard

Medical General Practitioner, a year to retire. Reads Masters in English at Open University. Author of Flickering Flame: Poetic Verses

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 231: SHADOWY SENTIMENTS

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 231: SHADOWY SENTIMENTS

 

love under moon light

shadows shape the sentiments

the night never end

 

Note:

This is a different response to Mr. Kan’s. Echoes 230 was after reading world news; 231 was after lunch with my love. The fun of poetry or haiku was its varied interpretation and responses

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 230: STRANGE STUN

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 230: STRANGE STUN

 

 

Mr. Kan responded to haiku 229 in a haiku thus:

 

Sunset to sunrise

Shadow play in the moon glow

While the world slumbers

 

This is my response in a Haiku:

 

world stun into sleep

power of love fails to stop

war cries day and night

 

 

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 228

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 228

 

PARTNERS IN PLANETS

(星球里伙伴)

 

small designer store

服装師小店

spend timeless hours to explore

花时间缓慢探索

minutes to see all

几分

 

landed on Venus

登陸金星上

differences in sexes

差异的在性別上

million copies sold

百萬册售出

 

more titles to read

閱讀多标题

hard to observe anymore

将来難以再觀察

time, strange bedfellow

時光,陌伙伴

 

 

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU 227

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU 227

 

 

GO GAME

  (围棋)

 

war is game of chess

戰争棋子戲

patience and skills of players

棋手毅力与技能

bloody battles gone

血腥戰已過

 

friends sell you weapons

友售你武器

great trade gain in proxy wars

贸获利代理战

fools kill and be killed

滥殺与被殺

 

envy and vengeance

妒忌与报复

overwhelmed by hurt and pride

覆盖所有傷与傲

unrest unaware

社动荡不察

 

inflated image

膨脹的形象

confuse shadows for own size

阴影混淆自尺寸

time to tailor down

時候量身裁

 

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 229: HAPPY BIRTHDAY. LOVE

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 229: HAPPY BIRTHDAY. LOVE

 

hug you till sunset

 love reborn with rising sun

 rays spread over sky

 

Note:

Couple of days ago, my wife requested a haiku to mark her birthday. The picture in my window hand phone (with our pictures, taken in South Korea) prompted me to compose the above.

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 228: PARTNERS IN PLANETS

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 228: PARTNERS IN PLANETS

 

 

small designer store

spend timeless hours to explore

minutes to see all

 

landed on Venus

differences in sexes

million copies sold

 

more titles to read

hard to observe anymore

time, strange bedfellow

 

Note:

While my lady was on her shopping round, my mind was buzzing around. In the end she bought nothing, but I had my run of haiku/senryu.