Haiku Shuukan – Quetzalcoatl – August 10, 2014

logo haiku shuukanFor this week’s Shuukan, Chèvrefeuille writes:

“Another week has gone by … and so it is time for a new episode of our weekly haiku meme Haiku Shuukan. This week our prompt isn’t easy, because it starts with a Q and it refers to the once golden culture of the Inca. This week our prompt is Quetzalcoatl  the Sun God of the Inca.
So maybe your haiku can be about Sun, the Inca or the Andes for example. I hope you will be inspired by this prompt.

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majestic being
creator of warmth and growth

to appease the great sun-god
blood flows at dawn

mists of the Andes
mysterious sun cult
guided a people

© G.s.k. ’14

We’ve all heard of the above aspect of the Inca culture and it’s hard to forget writing on the subject … what about the modern ideas about Quetzalcoatl:

alien visitor
from an unknown planet

© G.s.k. ’14

Or maybe I could write about Quetzalcoatl as though he were Ra:

first dawning rays
flash upon the mountain tops
bringing summer warmth

his face beams down
drying the Earth of night’s rain

© G.s.k. ’14


“Ah…what is this, one of your more recent vagaries dear Natuatl?”

“Not at all…as I was walking through the forest, I heard a gentle whipery sound among the trees…a psithurism. It could have been my lord Quetzalcoatl!”

“Listen we have no time now for your adodyopsis with Quetzalcoatl!  I know you have a terrible case of  basorexia for him, but we’ve really got a lot to do this afternoon!  Stop being so dreamy-eyed and get the sacred tools ready.”

The crowd gathered before the great temple of Quetzalcoatl.  The high priest and his two handmaidens moved solemnly towards the sacrificial stone in the middle of the platform.  Two young women and a young man were brought towards the stone.  Natuatl gave the priest the bronze knife, smiling, imagining how happy her Lord
Quetzalcoatl would be today.

Written for Lilith