Lotus – Carpe Diem Special – April 9, 2015

under grey clouds …
from within
light

white lotus
dragonfly contemplates
a new dawn

sunrise
slowly unfolding
– pink lotus

© G.s.k. ‘15

The haiku guest poet at Carpe Diem Haiku Special this month is Kala Ramesh and today’s subject is the lotus, the Hindu symbol of enlightenment (this month on CDHK we are writing about the Bhagavad Gita).  Here is Kala Ramesh’s haiku for our inspiration, remember we are to write in the same spirit and tone as the haiku author:

lotus viewing . . .
the flowering
within

© Kala Ramesh

and here are some example of our host’s verse:

awakening
at last – Lotuses start blooming
in the old pond

lotus flowers
rising from the depths of the pond
everlasting love

everlasting love
like a river flows onwards
uncertain of its goal

uncertain of its goal
rising from the depths of the pond
lotus flowers

© Chèvrefeuille