Om Namah Shivaya

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Oct 3, 2011

WHISPERS: Love And Loss - Butterfly

Here are some of my Haiku (To know my thoughts about this beautiful form of poetry, click here...) and then one long verse “Butterfly” as usual about Love and Loss. The Butterfly I have had written for a competition and was one of the finalist to be published in last year Oct. I personally like this one as its about a small little girl, Kalina, who is on sick bed and have one window, her only connection to the world outside. Hope you would like it too. I am writing a book of poetry, about this little girl Kalina and the “Butterfly” is the second one in the series.... wish to complete it end of this year....

Passion on quivering lips
Tremble like dew drops, before falling
In eternity of kiss

Rolling thunder gathering
In the dark clouds of my mind
Memories strike

The ocean breeze carries
Silent cries of the night, to lovers
Far apart, entwined within desert spaces

The will to live
Is also the will to die
Look where are you going?

Submitted to Form For All - Haiku and Senryu at Dverse, hosted by a great poet Gay Rieser Canon... click here to read as well as add your own...

Image curtsy google search

Look, there she is, there on the window pane
A new friend from the dreams last night
As she promised to teach me how to fly
In sunshine and in rain

She is bright and beautiful, pinker than my ma’s cheek
Her wings have so many colors
Like the rainbow I painted last summer, for Pa’s Birthday
Before he left for the war, to make money for us to eat

Tell me butterfly, how does one eat money?
How does one go to the war?
I don’t want Pa to go to the war; I don’t want any money to eat;
You know, whenever I hug him, I don’t feel hungry at all

Oh! Butterfly, why are you flying away - so far?
Out side, the day is still full of light; sure you can wait a little more?
Ma will be back soon, from her nightshift, and will let you in
Don’t you see, I cannot; I am in the bed, too sick to unlatch the window bar

Butterfly, my dear Butterfly, you have teach me how to fly
I promised Pa - a hug tonight, I know where he “wars” now;
Ma showed me the other night, when she cried
“There, Kalina, there he is, the Evening Star”

You know Butterfly; I love him so much,
Much more than I love Ma,
Really! You must teach me to fly, as I have to go now
You see, my Ma does not even smile much
Shashi @ Oct, 2010

This is submitted to Poetry Picnic Week 7, which I am hosting. This week’s theme is “Love and Loss” Check it out to read some great talented poets and please add your own too. Click here to read and submit your own poetry…
नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

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  1. I especially like your 2nd haiku. And there is a hint of seasons, the haiku essential most forget to include.

  2. It is sad that he wants to fly away to meet his Pa and Ma will be left all alone. Perhaps the butterfly will also come to her.

  3. Beautiful both Haiku and prose. I hope the little girl recovered and is well now.

  4. Lovely pieces of poetry.

  5. very elegant Haikus,
    the image you choose is simply breath taking.

  6. You have a great articles. Thanks for sharing. And dont forget to visit me back at here

  7. What beauty in your words and melancholy..the image is perfect for the poem...butterflies are often my muse...

  8. Wonderful, and they are beautiful together.

  9. Hello.
    All are beautiful & your images are most fitting.
    Your butterfly story is very touching. I hope Kalina makes a full recovery.

    Nicely penned, Shashi.

    Thanks for sharing & for the visit too. Much appreciated.

    Unchain My Heart

  10. Really like your second poem about the brainstorm. What a wonderful combination of images! I think you might have meant "courtesy" instead of "curtsy" under the butterfly picture. (Although I have not tried searching curtsy):)

  11. So lovely Shashi I really like your Haiku they are so lovely and I am so glad I read them

  12. The first one is really nice... Great Job

  13. I love those haiku--Memory strikes! They are very striking.

  14. This is very touching, beautiful poem! Thank you very much for sharing and for the visit! :) I look fwd to reading more of your poetry!!

  15. I appreciate your work, the images and the rhythm. Thank you for sharing

  16. A moving poem and the link with butterfly was most effective. Delightful.

  17. beautifully composed..
    loved it !!

  18. First time visiting ur blog.. I loved all the Haiku's especially the 3rd one..

    the poem.. first few words were childish but it it unfolded into a beautiful innocence that pains the heart.. lovely!

  19. beautiful haiku pieces.

  20. The will to live
    Is also the will to die

    Wow, this struck me intensely. Thank you for the thought provoking haikus and delicate imagery.

  21. Beautiful haiku set and butterfly poem. The child's reflections are specially touching.

    My share for the haiku/senryu:

  22. Both forms of expression are simply awesome, as are the images that accompany them. Thank you for leading me here, I'll be back! Emanita01 :-)

  23. you got a strong voice in your haiku - they are all very well written - think my fav is the one with the kiss and quivering lips...eternity..can feel that..

  24. WOW!!!...I loved the expression and emotions that came out in those lines :) and the picture of drenched lily is too good :)

  25. beautiful Shashi ~ prose and haiku ~
    'Passion on quivering lips
    Tremble like dew drops, before falling
    In eternity of kiss' ~ just beautiful ~ Lib

  26. Shashi - such beautiful haiku. Your poem Butterfly is moving too - but as we are looking at haiku/senryu here today, I focused primarily on them. The first and third are my favorites as they give me the most unexpected juxtapositions - the eternity of a kiss is very powerful. I especially like ocean breeze set next to desert spaces. I have always loved reading your haiku tweets. So glad you linked today. It's always very pleasing to read your work!

  27. beautiful....following you now.

  28. shashi...great to see you at dverse...really enjoyed your haiku each evocative...storms of the mind i get them...smiles..and very nice long verse as cool you are writing a book on her...sounds like a winner to me...

  29. Your haiku is lovely and your Butterfly is a stunning story. So filled with emotion and feeling.


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