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Haiku For a Season of Renewal and Remembrances by Manatita

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

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I have written about the Haiku before and my esteemed friend Linda Crampton has done an even better article on this subject. While there would appear to be no hard and fast rule in the 21st century, I prefer the style of the traditional haiku.

It has seventeen syllables of 5, 7 and 5 each line and most importantly, it references nature --a season or seasonal change, animals, or words signaling that change, like 'snow' does for winter.

Some western poets and scholars write many with two or three lines, even four, without the Japanese form, while others write what the Japanese call Sonryu, as they are usually satirical or take a light dig at topical/current affairs or human foibles. I have chosen the traditional style.

Haiku should not read as an obvious continuation, like a poem does. I'm giving you the 'charming' ones first and '2020 Effects' below, so you can choose the eloquent - if you so desire - it being Sunday. Happy weekend!!


A Spring Renewal

Daffodils blossom

Enraptured by their glisten

My Heart rejoices

I prayed for Delight

I saw His sacred lustre

Love came with the dawn

The virgin morn smiles,

Renewal is its glimmer

The rose of spring blooms

Zephyrs kiss the bud

Its breath dances gleefully

My soul drinks beauty

Awake! O Lover!

The moon and stars are dancing

The nightingales sing


2020 Effects

Last spring was ashen

No roses came from Wuhan

Fragrant breaths faded


Carrying sadness

Many redolent breaths demise

She came last winter

New Normal

More of ‘hands, face; space

I descend in darkness-clouds

The latest normal


Favourite Seasons

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