April Haiku Month, Day 13: Lily


THE LILIES WE ALL WILL BE


Artist: Klapouh Yuri

a long search for peace . . .
mist hung on tranquil meadow
lilies here and there

she knew search was over . . .
what world could not heal, nature did
voids love left, it filled

another spring sprung . . .
how could flowers keep blooming?
lost ones transform, maybe!

is it not soothing . . .
to think your loved ones go, then
come back, as lilies?

a long search for peace . . .
she could not run anymore
ah! she doesn’t need to

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When you try to channelize pain, you say things you never would have if it weren’t for the pain. And whether what you say is good or bad depends on how you tame your heart and mind, even when they are wild with pain.

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Have you ever tried writing a haiku first and then searching for an image that goes with your creation?

Try it, it is challenging and fun. Like writing a haiku. We know that we need to condense a huge backdrop/idea/story/emotion into very few words. It is more challenging to find a appropriate image using a mere three-four word search term that reflects your haiku and the huge backdrop it is holding. I don’t usually put images on my haiku, but when I do, I do it this way. Its fun.

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This post is submitted at Haiku Heights for Day 13 prompt – Lily. This post is also a part of my NaPoWriMo 2013 journey.

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20 Comments

  1. Beautiful haiku! Especially like —
    “she knew search was over . . .
    what world could not heal, nature did
    voids love left, it filled”
    Great work!
    And thinks for the image tip. 🙂

  2. A great haiku!
    ‘she knew search was over . . .
    what world could not heal, nature did
    voids love left, it filled’
    Simply loved this one. Somehow this resonated with me. Nature heals. What a lily love! 🙂

  3. Yes, there is symbolic meaning of especially white lilies with death. They stand for innocence but are to honor the dead in either China or Japan. I forgot which one. It seems you had a sense of that in your writing.

  4. Like everyone said…the second last one is beautiful and touching!! You write amazingly well…intense piece.
    Photographs, for me, are always a source of inspiration and provide subject matter for my lines/poems.But, many times I need to change the pic after jotting down the lines. It’s interesting ..anyway:)

  5. Nicely done but I like this the best!!

    “is it not soothing . . .
    to think your loved ones go, then
    come back, as lilies?”

    Lilies are a symbol of fertility, being used as a wedding flower, and also of death, being placed on graves.

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