Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Journey: Few Miles Haiku Challenge

my journey begins
writing haiku everyday,
a white seagull flies 


a white seagull flies
towards warm voices of home,   
sunset on the beach


sunset on the beach,  
flaming gold as daffodils,
a journey eastward


a journey eastward,
with haiku kindred souls, friends,
my journey begins


To all my Haiku Challengers :

writing haiku poems, 
February marathon, 
cherry blossoms bow

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 29 - Journey.    This is the last day of the Haiku Challenge.  I am very happy to complete all 29 prompts for this month.   A big thanks for all the support and hard work of SIS of Few Miles.   Here is my journey for this month ~

Day 28                Day 27                  Day 26                Day 25           Day 24 
Day 23              Day 22            Day 21           Day 20              Day 19
                  Day 18          Day 17             Day 16           Day 15             Day 14
Day 13         Day 12         Day 11                Day 10           Day  9
 Day  8               Day  7               Day  6                Day  5         Day  4
   Day  3                    Day  2                     Day  1

Thank you for your comments and visits.  I appreciate them.  See you ~

Update:    Thank you for the Queen of Haiku Challenge Award

Picture Credit :   Reena of Missing Moments

Monday, February 27, 2012


words to celebrate
everyday is amazing,
white pink orchids bloom


a maple leaf buds 
on this grey winter morning,     
every day is spring    
the leaf falls today,
like everyday, but I see
blue butterfly wings

~ My favorite poetry form is couplet ~

I am fragile glass
in summer storm

I am torn wing
in autumn wind

I am folded page
in winter snow

I am blushing pink
in spring's ardent arms

I am everyday
beautiful in your eyes.

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 28 - Blog Name Prompt. We also have to include another poetry form.   Thanks for the visit and comments.

picture credit:  http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/orchids

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Gate to Spring

open gate to spring,
throw out the sunflower seeds,
grey pigeons hover

grey pigeons hover
 muddy stones and barren wells, 
winter frost melting  

winter frost melting
locked windows and bolted doors,
open gate to spring

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 27- Paint the Image-  Thanks for the visit and comments.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


empty cup, gnawing 
rumbling stomach, hands dirty
black volcanic ash 


dirty brown cardboard, 
chair, bed and table, pieces  
broken furniture

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 26- Paint the Image -  Thanks for the comments and visits ~  

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lost boys

young lost boys
unloved, forgotten,
black tattoo


calls of hate,
needles of venom,
dead peacock


cult of love,
winds of forgiveness,

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 25 - Cult Form: - Haiku Structure: - 3-5-3 .   Thanks for your visits. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Air of spring

tiny leaf uncurls, 
soft as a baby's pink hand, 
bark of chestnut oak 


bark of chestnut oak,
touch of green bud, bold as red
ripe plums on table


ripe plums on table, 
beside pink wax flower blooms, 
buzzing yellow bee 


buzzing yellow bee, 
garden bed of white snowdrops, 
tiny leaf uncurls 

Written for: D'verse Poets Pub - Writing Visuals - An interesting article on Japanese and Chinese Poetry - I encourage everyone to read it.
and Haiku Heights:   Prompt is Spring 

picture credit:   http://little-beauty.tumblr.com/

Dream Walk

run towards the moon,
with your dreams curled in your tongue, 
brave as white stallion 


we dreamwalk through life,
a caterpillar on leaf,   
unfold your wings, fly  

Note:  D'verse Poets Pub:   Writing Visuals - Talks about Chinese and Japanese Poetry - Drop by for an interesting read ~ I feel all of of us will benefit from this article. 

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 24- Dream Walk ~  

picture credit:   here

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Joy of giving

giving the last coin
from torn and dirty pockets,
a turtle dove sings  

a turtle dove sings
above old house, melody
sweet as red cheeries 

sweet as red cheeries
are kind words from poor widow,
giving the last coin

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 23- 

picture credit:   here

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

To dance

foot pointing outward,
chin facing crowd, bold as sun
rising from the clouds


arms curling in step, 
straight as her back, she pauses
arrow poised to fly

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 22- Paint the Image 

Monday, February 20, 2012


her gentle hands, touch
children, the sick and dying,
bold dedication


her calming words, strong
call to love and forgiveness,
my rosary beads


lifting hearts to God,
limbs to carry the weak, strong

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 21- Dedication

Sunday, February 19, 2012


an old crumbling house,  
my history, turning page, 
a brown eagle soars  


searching for the spark
amidst black and decay, breathe
green trees in your hands


tattered walls in rooms,
spinning tales of love and loss, 
my pen is busy

Photography credit:    Mary Ann Potter, Real Toads Sunday Challenge
Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 20- Live out of your imagination, not your history

Saturday, February 18, 2012


when i pass this way of the road
my gaze falls on the faraway lines
trees hugging the mountain sides
shrubs leaning towards break of dawn 

i sometimes cannot catch when
winter frost clouds my car mirrors, 
numbing my hands as i break thin ice
into crystals, my red mittens dewy wet

i grip my car wheel tightly, speeding fast   
urban grey road huddled with cars and trucks
in all makes and sizes, along the freeway
humming engines, like working ants in

the trail i see zigzagging up the steps,
going here, marching to the city radio
pulsing pop music and road updates,
all noise and pollution to keep us busy, 

yet as the sun unravels, i gaze afar 
and wonder how long will i keep on 
driving until i can touch your soft leaves 
and breathe in your fresh pine scent   

Posted for:  D'verse Poets Pub -  Poetics - Visual -eyes -ing- hosted by Brian Miller
My morning and afternoon ritual in the city ~ 

Picture credit: Reena 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Spring or not

pale face in the pond
waits for white swans to glide by, 
yellow tulips bud


icy images  
falling on water lilies,   
red cardinal sings 


sunflower seeds near 
nest of pine needles and twigs,
winter deception

Written for Haiku Heights - Prompt is Illusion (using other words)     and
Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 19- Seasons

An early post for FM haiku challenge, please read my post on Famine

picture credit:   here


ethereal thoughts
float away up to the sky,
as my stomach growls


a slice of stale bread,
corn grain is manna to eyes,
red-rimmed with ash sands   


vulture eyes follow
child too weak to walk, snapshots
torturing mind's peace  

Kevin Carter, is a Pulitzer-prize winning South African photojournalist. His winning photo shows a heart-breaking scene of a starving child collapsed on the ground, struggling to get to a food center during a famine in the Sudan in 1993. In the background, a vulture stalks the emaciated child.
Carter was part of a group of four fearless photojournalists known as the “Bang Bang Club” who traveled throughout South Africa capturing the atrocities committed during apartheid.
Haunted by the horrific images from Sudan, Carter committed suicide in 1994 soon after receiving the award.

First part of my haiku relates to the prompt of Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Ethereal 
Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 18- Famine

Thursday, February 16, 2012


she waits with her child
beside green walled window, lost 
as a stray kitten   


she waits for the day
green paint of her wall, splashes 
dusty ground she walks

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 17- Wait and Paint the Image

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Young children should be protected and sheltered against the evils and greed of men and women.  As much as possible, they should sleep peacefully in the comfort and love of their family and home.  Though I understand that poverty and ignorance may push poor  parents to sell or make them work in sweat shops or prostitution, I believe it is a sin to take away their innocence, and let them carry the worldly burdens of their family at a tender age.

eyelids flutter closed,  
dreaming of holding the world,
white moonflower blooms  

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 16- Haibun - SIN 
Note:   Moonflowers only bloom at night

picture credit:   here

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

On the ground

White ball on the ground
mud splattered with children's play
ready for springtime 


rain falling on grass
washing away frowns and cries,
sunflower blooming


The long dusty road
is unpaved with stones and sticks,
bring your smile and thirst

Written for Few Miles Haiku Challenge 2012 for the month of February:   Day 15- Paint the Image