Haiku + Senryu

Haiku is a seasonal, reverent celebration of a subject (nature or people) trying to make a feeling.
Senryu tends to have a victim and may be humorous or irreverant trying to make a point.
- paraphrased from Michael Dylan Welch's Graceguts

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Still More in the Spirit of Masaoka Shiki...




Skies may be grumbling
Winds may be wild and frantic
But your church beams light

And your church beams light
Beyond the last rays of day
Like a neon sign


NOTE
The reference to church in these haiku intends to suggest that sacred place within
as much as the sacred bricks and mortar that may be needed in physical realms.


Linking to:
Carpe Diem ~ A Daily Haiku Meme ~
In the spirit of
Masaoka Shiki
tsuridoko ni irihi mori kuru shigemi kana 
the evening sun
filters through the undergrowth
onto the hanging bed
and:
rai harete ichiju nu yuki semi no koe 
the thunderstorm having cleared up
the evening sun shines on a tree
where a cicada is chirping
+
Hump Day Haiku

5 comments:

Kristjaan Panneman said...

Excellent set of haiku Gemma. Thank you for your daily effort.

WabiSabi said...

Often all we need is the church within!

Brudberg said...

Very nice.

Jennifer Cooper said...

wonderful!

Helen Campbell said...

I love how the church seems to glow. Your haiku fits it wonderfully!

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