Friday, August 3, 2012

Starry night





star-lit sky,
guitar serenade,
shy rose blooms

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falling star
on coconut palms,
spell-bound song 

~0~0~

bowl of fruits -
star apples, mangoes - 
welcome leis

~0~0~

demure maid
with lavender rose,
a starburst 


~0~0~

countless stars
can't match your brown eyes,  
 shining yes!  







Note:  The old tradition of Philippine courtship is called harana.  It involves singing to woo the woman at night, and if she likes you, she opens her window and invites you inside her home.


picture and note credit:  here

32 comments:

  1. My crappy phone isn't letting me post~gonna try again.
    Sigh, i love how the rose blooms so early to so little. A starburst was sure to happen.
    Very nicely done, grace
    Have a great wknd.
    Rick

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  2. Let's hope he can sing or some thrown it could bring, but I'm sure if he's anything like you, captured her and more he was surely able to do

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  3. Gorgeous! I esp love this one...

    falling star
    on coconut palms,
    spell-bound song . Spell-binding indeed!

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  4. smiles...i like these...i find many of them rather romantic gestures...or maybe just the romanticism of life...

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  5. a lovely flowering romance. thank you grace your beauty shines through each haiku.

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  6. Loved you collection Grace ... you have done it brilliantly :-)

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  7. yes, indeed! Somebody fix me and exotic cocktail!

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  8. A touch of Llorca, who didn't write haiku, did he? Nice.

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  9. Wow. stars is such a simple word - and leads to such elegant thoughts. Nicely done!

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  10. Love absolutely everything about this Grace! The image reminds me of a Gauguin painting. The haiku fills me up with tenderness, romantic mystery...star apples...love!

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  11. All are beautiful and glittering. excellent Grace..

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  12. these are all so lovely..glad I stopped in via Brian Miller's blog. It's been a while.

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  13. I miss the star apples in the Philippines. Thanks for sharing your poetry. Lovely! :-)

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  14. Ah these are really sweet, Grace. Beautiful and artful indeed!

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  15. Each and every one was a slightly different take on the prompt, and I call that talent....lovely

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  16. Beauty at its best! A love pursued is a love gained. More so when it's such beauty. Very well crafted Grace!

    Hank
    P/S Thanks for pointing out my defective link. It's corrected and ok now!

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  17. How beautifully romantic! Very dreamy.

    Peace

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  18. I was just thinking about a starry night and here I get to read your lovely haiku. I love the idea of the harana.

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  19. Sounds like a romantic evening under the stars ... :)

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  20. Your haiku are beautifully woven into a love story....Love that you shared the meaning of Harana.

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  21. Grace, sorry I didn't make it over until now, and thx for visiting my blog.

    This marriage of van Gogh's "Starry Night," a hint of Don McLean as well... and finally, the Filipino tradition, gorgeous. Not only does the image convey that love, the haibun (is that right?) were so evocative, filled with beauty.

    A very pleasing write, especially when read aloud. Peace, Amy

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  22. Shy rose blooms.. oh yes it does indeed :) what a romantic take.

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  23. You're the star at having produced this one! :)

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