Saturday, November 17, 2012

Haiku ~ Tree

From the tree of genes,
the past, I seek ..
History, comes alive !

An apple Eve plucked,
birth of sin...
truth, innocence died !

Mighty and strong,
the unbending oak,
weathers all storms !

Cherry trees blossom,
lay down a carpet of blooms,
oh, that tryst with time !

Woods, dark and deep
tight cocoon of trees,
blessed home to the wild !

37 comments:

  1. I specially like the unbending oak, carpet of blooms and dark and deep woods ~ Haiku writing is best when its drawn on a simple and clear image ~

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  2. I love the image of a tight cocoon of trees and your carpet of blooms. Nicely done.

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  3. thank you Grace. i agree with you, simplicity works best for haiku.

    thank you wabi sabi ... :)

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  4. Poor Eve being blamed for the fall from grace... eating the fruit from the pomegranate tree..tree as a biblical significance.Interesting.

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    1. Thank you, ralletanda !! Am glad u liked this one ....not many other takers tho :(

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  5. Tryst with time - such a wonderful way to describe. Love the alliteration

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    1. Thank you judith !! I wanted to show that the blossoming of the cherry trees in Japan, is an annual and most eagerly awaited event in the japanese calender. And then it bursts forth, iridescent and splendid, for such short time :)

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  6. Many variations on the theme. Enjoyed them all.

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    1. Thank you anthonynorth ! Much appreciated, your visit and your comment !

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  7. Nice set of haiku; I specially like the last one.
    :)

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    1. Thank you, dulcina, for your visit and appreciation !!

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  8. You have painted trees so vividly ... loved the variety of takes on this prompt :-)

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    1. Thank you, green speck !! Do visit here more often !!

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  9. Nice Prema, particularly, 2nd stanza, Eve's folly, birth of sin became birth of mankind!

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    1. Thank you meenakshi !! Nice to have you here !

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  10. Beautiful set of haiku...I loved the last 3!
    Awesome!

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    1. Thank you sri valli for your appreciation !! Super to have you here !!!

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  11. Not just a wonderful description of blooming glory, your page background too 'speaks' gloriously about it – ♥
    ... and oh I hope not too late to wish U Happy Diwali.

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    1. Hello there, mama tim !! Thank you for your visit and your lovely compliments too :) And no, its never too late to wish me or anybody for the festive season, when its so filled with good will :) God bless !

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  12. Thanks for guiding me here with your comment of my "Family Tree." You engulf whole worlds with your images. Yes, trees are that much, it is well to celebrate them and recognize their place in culture. They bless us too.

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    1. Hi susan !! Such a pleasure having you visit me. Actually, am a rare visitor to Haiku Heights, and i made the presumption, that if i post a link and visit other writers, some may be curious enough to visit me, too :)

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  13. Lovely all of them, but the last is a real gem

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    1. Thank you becca !! Nice to have you visit me !!

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  15. Nice set of haiku! The first one reminded me of a novel "Legacy" by Danielle Steel that I'm reading presently:)

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    1. Hi tarang !! Been ages since I've read Danielle Steele....legacy describes it best. After all, a good number of folks are investing in tracing their tree of genealogy these days :)

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    1. Thank you, readinpleasure, for your appreciation and your visit.

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  17. Tryst with time, what a wonderful line!

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  18. Mighty and strong,
    the unbending oak,
    weathers all storms !

    ...........superb lines. I like the words used which suits absolutely a good haiku.

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    1. Thank you, KNK....very kind of you to say such complimentary things.

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  19. Frankly telling, it's strength of your expression which makes me your fan dear.

    This time it is tree. Each para you jotted is having it's own merits & I find it difficult to weigh which one I like the most.

    Keep it up Prema.

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    1. Thank you, my dear sharmaji :) am glad you visit me and read my stuff.

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  20. Nice set! I liked the first one the most, very different variation on the prompt.

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  21. Thanks Jolly !!! Very nice of you to visit me :)

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