The Sun – August 8, 2015

desert dawning
mighty – from the horizon
the sun

winter solstice
visiting the great temple
Ra – the sun

It’s not hard to understand why our ancients worshipped the sun, especially in a desert situation, where the land is flat.  Up comes the sun, after the long hours of darkness, with all the fearful creatures that howl in the night from jackles to lions.

 First of all, there’s a single piercing ray that makes the sands sparkle as the dark horizon seems to be converted made of gold, and then, as so often happens in the desert, the bright golden ball suddenly arises above the land in all its majestic glory! No, it’s not hard to understand why our ancients worshipped the sun.

sparkling sea
desert sands of Africa
a new day is born

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for:

Carpe Diem #791 Karnak

Heeding Haiku With Ha! May 1, 2014

I’ve tried to call upon all my muse to create a tanka or haiku which will reflect the honor that Anmol showed me this week by creating a prompt dedicated to Egyptian mythology!


Sunrise

Sunrise

Ra

through the ages, oh Ra!
you looked upon our green Earth
made the world flower
blessed the lives of your creatures
guided the wise Pharoah’s steps

yet now forgotten
throughtout the eons of time
you still shine brightly
warm is the sweet smile of Ra
ancient bestower of life

generous is he,
though no sacrifices burn
to honor his glory,
each day he gives us sun light
oh Ra, life giver of old


Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Heeding Haiku with Ha!