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MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 290: MOURNING MEMORY

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 290: MOURNING MEMORY

 

 

soak in pouring rain

defy protected shelter

joy in group shower

 

wet and disheveled

umbrella shields away fun

silly wild schooldays

 

naughty nostalgia

garrulous shared talk topics

when memories fade

 

Note:

 

Claudia McGill poem “Today is the Day” inspired me to compose this run of haiku. I was recently soaked in the rain; the flashback made the connection. I mourn and cherish the passing of my past naughty nostalgia of schooldays. When old classmates meet, the wild days are favourite talk topics, recycle endlessly; maybe holding on to old memories to live in past robust years.

 

 

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/TANKA ECHOES 195: ROOF

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/TANKA ECHOES 195: ROOF

 

 

Claudia McGill composed an excellent haiku on an old stone structure:

 

Red roof tiles slick up

 turn silver backs to the sky

 in the pounding rain

 

I was so inspired reading it, and added two extra seven syllables-line to turn her haiku into a tanka:

 

shelter against sun and rain

strong and leaked proof over years

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 176: MORNING HEAT

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU ECHOES 176: MORNING HEAT

 

 

bright sunny morning

brief dawn, heat shivers landscape

shadows lurk below

 

Note:

This haiku was inspired by Paul F. Lenzi, Three Haiku, and the impressive painting, Morning Heat by Georgiana Romanova. Many thanks to both.