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Blackbird Singing - 2. Chapter 2-Haiku My New Year Explorations

No warnings. As a novice writer, I want to start small and expand my skills as I learned. These are some Haiku poems that celebrate life and Songkran, the Thai New Year.

Cool crispy green bites

sweet Tyrian purple orbs

Mother of great wines.

 

Sil’vry wet bullets

plunge down from heights above,

wind-driven monsoon.

 

A rising shrill call

awakens every sunrise,

pleading I live here.

 

Gold eyed saurian

blends with an earthen clay pot,

waiting for his food

 

The bright torrent roars,

framed in lush green or white snow,

bring peace to the soul.

 

Water crashes down,

the haunting songs of mountains

clothed in dark evergreen.

 

Songkran, happy time.

Car wash, body wash, drip dry

blessing all, Sanook

 

Warriors send blessings

with buckets and hoses,

water brings laughter.

 

*Songkran -Thai and SE Asian New Year celebration. Thais celebrate the end of the dry season, and the coming of the rainy season which provides the water to begin growing season. Five days of viscous water fights in the streets filled with laughter.

*Sanook -Thai word for a lot of fun.

 

 

I appreciate any comments and feedback and will use them to learn my craft. Your time is precious so I will value it and respond quickly to your thoughts. Thanks for taking the time to read my poems.
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Thank you for reading this poem.  I encourage comments and will try to respond quickly to them.  My hope is this poem will leave you feeling a little bit happier for reading it.
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Somehow I missed this one.  I love the vivid pictures of this annual celebration and of your life in Thailand.

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1 hour ago, Backwoods Boy said:

Somehow I missed this one.  I love the vivid pictures of this annual celebration and of your life in Thailand.

Thailand is a very colorful country which loves to celebrate.  They embrace the holidays from many different countries.  Songkran is unique and all Thai, but is being embraced by some of the surrounding nations.  I wish other nations would do as the Thais and focus on joy more than the negative aspects of life.  Thanks for your comments.  They are always appreciated. :hug:

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Haiku are a perfect way to start with poetry.  I like these a lot.  They are very descriptive and well done.  Great job! 

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6 hours ago, Valkyrie said:

Haiku are a perfect way to start with poetry.  I like these a lot.  They are very descriptive and well done.  Great job! 

Thanks Val.  I picked Haiku because it seemed to be a good starting place to learn and practice poetry.  I am glad you enjoyed these.

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I've always loved the visual aspects of the haiku. They are delicate observations with very specific rules for conveying them, yet so simple to express when you are good with them.

And you ARE good with them! :)

Wonderful snippets of the world through the eyes of another. Thank you!

 

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I am happy that you liked them.  Haiku poems are my favorite type to write.  Your words made me feel very good about what I am doing!  Thanks

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