Realization of God – Morning Haiku and Waka – April 19, 2015

wind of time

wind of time

Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, we have a particularly difficult, for me, prompt.  We are to write about the ‘realization of god’. Our host today – Hamish – wrote a very interestingly profound post and I especially enjoyed this consideration:

“… The same can be said of haiku overtly declaring one’s faith. I have read many haiku showing, not declaring faith through wonderful imagery, and without stating the presence of a deity. That is the way to go. And sometimes, beautiful nature is enough…”

and here are some haiku examples from the same post, by haiku poets I’d never heard of, and so very interesting to me!

Kerala

green many a trees
colourful, beautiful flowers
God’s own country

Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)

I will finish by two haiku originally in Malayalam, the language in Kerala, where all travellers should visit.In 2012, haiku poets who write in Malayalam, organised themselves into a forum called Haiku Association of India (HAI) and published a collection of Malayalam (and English) haiku, named “Kaikkudannayile Kadal” (”sea in the cupped palm”). The 2 haiku that appear here have been selected from this book:

choru pothinja
ila thorannappol
ammayude mannam

I open the leaf
that holds my meal
mother’s fragrance

Abhay Jayapalan

ellum poovum
oru urullachorum
achante ormakal

sesame seeds, flowers,
and a ball of rice,
memories of father

Manoj Attingal

divider

now my efforts – 

wind on the sand
where once great mountains stood
once a bird flew high
fishermen lost their net
but the sun still shines at dawn

both crows and larks
brightly sing their song at dawn
this is creation
to each his own song
to each his own story

and Bastet ponders
the ways of the Universe
first seeds of life
like the infinite stars or sand
are found in a frog

© G.s.k. ‘15

This post is linked to: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – God Realization and Walking With Sekhmet 

15 thoughts on “Realization of God – Morning Haiku and Waka – April 19, 2015

  1. These are beautiful, cara, I struggle with this but on my second reading I am pleased Hamish quotes haiku originally written in Malayalam. This is the language of Amma, I will think how I can come up with an offering half as great as yours…beautiful!

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  2. Thank you for sharing these. I will have to investigate these poets closer. I especially like of yours:
    “both crows and larks
    brightly sing their song at dawn
    this is creation
    to each his own song
    to each his own story”
    beautiful

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    • Thanks so much Sreejit for reading and commenting … sorry I’m so late answering … I myself don’t know much about these poets and it will be an adventure for me as well!

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