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MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 442: POPPIES

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 442: POPPIES

 

 

bewitch by the bloom

colours captivate the eyes

carpets bask in sun

 

perfume perfuses

senses stir and steer by sight

thinking stray away

 

poppies pacify

due dose of euphoria

beauty in lofty

 

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU ECHOES 431

POEM TRANSLATION HAIKU ECHOES 431

DAO OF LABYRINTH

(迷宫之道)

 

zigzag, twist and turn

曲折迂回轉

stroll straight on round design, in

直漫步在圆圈中

spiritual search

寻找心霊

 

surrender all known

屈服所有知

pause and ponder along path

沿途休下來沉思

connect the chaos

連接种乱象

 

receive faith and hope

信念之望

open minded perspective

放開思維角度

centring deep in heart

隐藏在心底

 

parts return to whole

部分歸整體

confusion of maze crumble

破解迷宫的困惑

free to walk out straight

自由直步出

RECOMMENDED READING AT END OF YEAR 2018

RECOMMENDED READING AT END OF YEAR 2018

 

A lot of angst marked the end of 2018. The economic and political crisis abroad and at home have polarized the world and our nation and rendered most of us powerless, when the promises of hope have plummeted. The fear and hopelessness are pervasive. They have bubbled and burst into our emotional domain and psyche. There is a need to examine it. There are two recent books (published in 2018) to help us to understand the current crisis, exploring the structure of fear in political crisis and moral anxiety philosophically. As poet, we read, reflect and write, and share those landscapes in our poetry.

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 405: HIDDEN HEARTS

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 405: HIDDEN HEARTS

 

 

cascading clear creek

free flow, cut off by cottage

hidden trail treasured

 

Note:

 

This haiku/senryu is in response to Sue Vincent photo prompt, with the theme of HIDDEN, posted on 22 November, 2018.

MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 106: DEFIANCE

MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 106: DEFIANCE

 

land robbed stark naked

dark cloud hovered overhead

bare and dare defy

branches and bushes regrow

in glimmer and scarce water

 

Note:

 

This tanka is inspired by Sue Vincent inspiring photo prompt, with the theme of STARK, posted on 1st November 2018.