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Monday, 9 April 2018

Hope : Haiku (Letters from the Soul #8)


Evergreen flower
It survives in all seasons
My friend and guide, hope.

Hope, my golden sun
I, a sunflower, facing
Him with unbound faith.

In the starry nights,
I lay naked with my wounds
Hope cleanses my soul. 

© Purba Chakraborty 
09.04.2018


Note: This is a set of three haikus. It is a traditional Japanese poetry form. Haiku is a three line poem with 17 syllables, written in 5-7-5 syllable count. Often focusing on images of nature, haiku emphasizes intensity, simplicity, and directness of expression. 


6 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    A fine trio - the first one, for me, is the strongest; but that's just being picky! YAM xx

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  2. Aah, brilliant Purba, the third one hit the deepest. Keep up the great work dear.

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  3. I loved each one of your haikus. Beautiful descriptions of hope.

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  4. Hope is all that you say and it indeed does stay by helping you get through the impossible. Letting you take that very first step. Beautifully done.

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  5. 'Hope cleanses my soul' - great way to end with these lines. Nicely done.

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  6. Hope indeed is something that keeps you going against all the odds. Third one for me as well was the best!

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