MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 300: GALL AND GUT

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 300: GALL AND GUT

 

Mr. Kan responded to haiku 299 thus:

 

ecrets sealed in stones

Bumpy ride on cobbled street

Smooth pavement again

 

This is my response:

 

without gall to gain

fat secrets slip out of gut

not smooth on the street

 

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 298: RESILIENCE

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 298: RESILIENCE

 

drove past rough terrain

lightning, thunder and deluge

flash bolt brightens way

 

shock by awful sound

more risk to still the engine

journey on the move

 

share of bless and curse

thrive and survive in trauma

rebirth through breathing

 

POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 297

POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 297

 

 

LIFE WALKS ON TIGHTROBE

    (生命走钢丝)

 

feel mutilated

感覺被肢解

enter hell in twilight zone

進入地獄暮光中

mist of morphine save

嗎啡烟挽救

 

ghost stones enter duct

幽石進管道

risk of burst gall, intense pain

風險膽囊裂, 劇痛

in damnation fire

詛咒中之火

 

since that faithful night

從信心之夜

concerto of near organs

协奏曲的附器官

aweful reaction

可怕的反應

 

enlarging keyholes

擴大的鍵孔

apron sealed to wall off leak

圍繞密封隔洩漏

life walks on tightrobe

生命走钢丝

 

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 297: LIFE WALKS ON TIGHTROBE

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 297: LIFE WALKS ON TIGHTROBE

 

 

feel mutilated

enter hell in twilight zone

mist of morphine save

 

ghost stones enter duct

risk of burst gall, intense pain

in damnation fire

 

since that faithful night

concerto of near organs

aweful reaction

 

enlarging keyholes

apron sealed to wall off leak

life walks on tightrobe

 

Note:

Last week, I experienced an excruciating abdominal pain, not relieved by usual medication for dyspepsia. I admitted myself to a nearby Medical Centre, diagnosis of biliary colic with massive inflammation of liver and pancreas. Then I was transferred to another medical centre by Ambulance, with endoscopy and ERCP facilities. Again repeat scan and blood test. Post surgery showed only a few bile stones, but no cholesterol and TG stones. During admission, I found out the myth of holistic medicine and specialists tend to think and act in their own speciality without much consideration to how patients feel and think especially about senior citizens, and empathy  was a psychological neologism. Modern Medicine was hell a  lot of waiting for administrative work and massive medical bills.

 

 

MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 96: MAKING DEALS ( 制作交易 )

MALAYSIAN TANKA ECHOES 96:    
                 MAKING DEALS
 
                    ( 制作交易 )
  • the cards reshuffle
     
    玩牌重洗牌 
     
    face down or up, trick tactics
     
    朝下或上詭伎俩
     
    morals have busted
     
    道德已破產
     
    place bets on promised saviour
     
    赌注指望救世主
     
    prayers on a falling star
     
    祈祷一個流星上