Writing With Chiyo-Ni (4) “That’s all there is” July 21, 2014

Today we visit with the world renowned poetess Chiyo-Ni.  Carpe Diem Haiku Kai dedicates this post to the people who died when their airplane of Malaysia Airlines was shot down recently over the Ukraine killing 298 people of which 192 were Dutch. The Netherlands and the world  mourns them.

Chèvrefeuille has chosen this haiku to express that mourning:
cool clear water
and fireflies that vanish
that is all there is…

© Chiyo-Ni

Rain drops

This is Chèvrefeuilles haiku:

lost lives
leaving just tears –
morning dew

© Chèvrefeuille


And now I will attempt this difficult task:

smiling laughter
under the Ukraine stars
then silence

© G.s.k. ’14

12 thoughts on “Writing With Chiyo-Ni (4) “That’s all there is” July 21, 2014

  1. When the tears of laughter turn to sadness… the world, most of it – is in mourning.
    So many families having to move forward with difficult steps to different futures.


    • In Italy, a plane left from Bologna going to Sicily (Ustica) … a figher plane shot it down … all passengrs were lost. There were war games on … we’ve never known if it was shot down by the Americans, a rone Libyan (his plane was found in Lucania a short while later, French or Italians. It’s all so senseless and tragic. The families are hardest hit, they will want at least to know why … they deserve justice. But I think they’ll get neither, and that is so very sad.


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