Heeding Haiku With HA: Life, Small Events, Spirit and Spirituality

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to see a tiger
strong and beautiful creature
in the wilderness


to be a mother
giving whole self to the child
such selflessness act
the role remains forever
always a pleasure to have


to be at the top
commune with nature
pure and majestic


sunrise and sunset
there’s always hope for future
a wonderful life


Madonna and Child – Heeding Haiku With HA – Resurrection

Madonna and child
there’s resurrection after
when the child grows up
Madonna can be herself
instead of someone’s mother

it’s a selfless act
raise and build a family
don’t forget herself
even though it doesn’t end
the role of wife and mother


Heeding Haiku With HA: Spring

Painting - Stars of Spring by L Diane Johnson
Painting – Stars of Spring by L Diane Johnson

birds sing before dawn
like musical orchestra
they brighten the day

peepers are small frogs
peepers emit mating call
melody of night

fragrance of flowers
air of spring brings health and life
rain comes on the wind


Three Words Wednesday #419 and Heeding Haiku With HA: Be Inspired # 2

Annoyed, adjective: slightly angry; irritated.

Hushed, adjective: having a calm and still silence; (of a voice or conversation) quiet and serious.

Pain, noun: physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury; mental suffering or distress; [informal] an annoying or tedious person or thing; verb: cause mental or physical pain to.

Hush, leave me alone
Annoying and piercing sound
Causing me some pain

My world is different from yours
Mine is black and frightening


Heeding Haiku With HA: Be Inspired # 1 – Lovers’ Tiff

No stars in the night
No breeze to caress my cheeks
No afternoon walks
No flowers in the garden
Just some void space in my life

No full moon to watch
With a nice bottle of wine
Talking about things
No kisses when I come home
No one stealing my fries

No more lovers’ tiff
We said things we shouldn’t have
We knew it was bad
But we have learned our lessons
Time for reconciliation


Heeding Haiku With HA: Free Reign


Beautiful Malta
In the Mediterranean
Honey sweet climate

Colourful boats
Carried fresh fish today
Another warm day

Hagar Qim (2)

Hagar Qim Temple
One of the oldest structures
Megalithic one

Hard to imagine
Why, how they erected this
Old secret perhaps


Heeding Haiku With HA: Emotions


One is certain of nothing but the truth of one’s own emotions.
-Howards End by E.M. Forster

it must be painful
to be pining for someone
unrequited love

there’ll be someone else
who would make you feel wanted
wait for him to come


my heart goes to you
I hear rhythm of your soul
together they beat
praising its sweetness and love
swaying, gleaming, full of hope

oh to be in love
everything is rosy
no problem at all
we’ll face the world together
hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder

Tomorrow – Heeding Haiku With HA

The past is the past
We can’t bring it back again
Concentrate on now
Where you can still change it
There’s still tomorrow to glimpse

I love tomorrow
The day is clear and pleasant
Ready for challenge
To anything that will come
Just be positive and calm

Today’s also fresh
Mistakes from past teach us lots
We’re knowledgeable
Can get pleasure from today
Let’s laugh, learn and have some fun


Planting Rice – Heeding Haiku with HA – Jack Kerouac


Even with other people
Planting rice is never fun
All day long working

From morning till night
We can’t stand and we can’t sit
We’re all stuck in a puddle

Although it’s quite hard
The carabao is helping us
We’ll wait till harvest time

Together we work
It’s how we make a living
Together we live


Heeding Haiku with HA: Haibun

The Praktikum. I was accepted to have an apprenticeship with BASF Chemical Company, in Ludwigshafen, Germany. It’s the largest production site worldwide and the company’s global headquarters and research centre. I spoke no German, but then, I’ve survived in France and Switzerland without French, so why not? I was convinced I’d get by and would learn the language when I’m there. I was allocated in the Inorganic Department, producing and analysing some dyes. Herr (Mister) Raider provided me a name who was also working in the same building, but in a different laboratory. “He’ll help you get sorted,” he said. Hence, first thing in the morning, I knocked on Room 602 and a tall English man opened it, some parts of his white shirt still untucked from his trousers. “I am, indeed.” was his answer to my question and that hooked me! “Such an accent,” I thought. He helped me obtain my lab gown and safety goggles that morning and waited for me for lunch every day. “There’s your English man again,” my Laborant (laboratory technician) would say.

I knocked on his door
an English man opened it
you’ve got to help me
and he helped me that morning
everything went well

Me on second floor
and him on the 6th floor
joy in that building
we had parties every night
apprenticeship was quite fun

and that was the start
of chemistry in motion
action, reaction
we’ve come from diff’rent cultures
but it wasn’t a problem