Monday Wordle – May 5, 2015

- Menoevil

– Menoevil

monarchs danced –
in a fragrant orange grove
culpable of tantalizing
dream birds into oblivion …
ah – this secret garden glows
in the extremity of my soul
from the subtle phosphenes
pinched from behind my eyes …
as I lay supine
I contemplate a scarecrow
saying goodbye to summer.

© G.s.k. ‘15

The Words:

Culpable (blameworthy)
Phosphenes (a luminous image produced by mechanical stimulation of the retina, as bypressure applied to the eyeball by the finger when the lid is closed.)
Supine (lying on the back, face or front upward)

Inspired by: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle Prompt and Photo Challenge

and linked to Walking With Sekhmet

Morning Haiku and Waka – The Beatitudes – April 28, 2015



blessed is mankind
that respects its mother

from the oceans
the land grew and life formed
listen to the wind
the splash of rain falling
the cicada in summer

at one
with the spider and crow
blessed is life

© G.s.k. ‘15

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and  Walking with Sekhmet

Morning haiku and waka – April 24, 2015

Turtles of course!

a spring ritual
inside the lotus pond
turtles spawn

walking through the pass
a cuckoo sings its odd song
adopted at birth
that crazy nest-less hermit
never sees the lotus bloom

a passing moment
even as the lotus blooms

© G.s.k. ‘15

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Also linked to Passing and Pretending – Walking with Sekhmet

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!


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


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