Morning Haiku and Waka – Choka and Haiku – February 20, 2015

Vincent Van Gogh 48

For Vincent

my mind whirls
with the wind and the clouds
as I sit and think
in my room lost in sadness
the world I see
in vibrant swirls of colour
talk and sing to me
and yet, melancholy
fills my soul
I am alone – no one cares
scorned, abandoned
I tumble into grave thoughts
the mulberry tree
calls to me and I reply
putting paint to canvas

© G.s.k. ‘15

A choka written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Photo Challenge


the morning’s snow
i can chew dried salmon

© Basho

on an old branch
young sprouts of cherry blossoms
bloom again

© Chèvrefeuille

nght blooms_2_small

under a street light
trees blossom in late winter
new snow falls

© G.s.k. ‘15

I love the concepts (and there are many) of wabi-sabi … the harmony, simplicity of the here and now, the flow of nature, the uncertainties, the “Is what it is” vision of impermanence all this and more of the concept fascinates me … I’m unfortunately in a hurry as I’m very late posting for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s post on Wabi-Sabi (been partying too much 😉 ) so please read this haiku with what I’ve written above in mind ..  I’ll be working on this concept in the future.  Bastet

Shashin no uta – 写真 の 歌 – February 11, 2015

lamp and moutain_smallsnow by lamp light
reflect on the olive branch
a dead leaf on stone

© G.s.k. ‘15

Shashin-no-uta (写真 の 歌), a photographic song – this is the final name that Jen from Blog it or Lose it! created for the photoku … which unfortunately she’s no longer hosting … I like this genre too much to give it up just because there’s no prompt for which to write.  Lately I’ve noticed that I’ve been writing far too many prompted works – yes, it’s nice to be able to have people read what we write and prompts are a way to get that readership … but  – so here’s an unprompted Shashin no uta.