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  • Haiku Entries – May 2009

    Posted on May 1st, 2009 Deer Park No comments

    From the sky
    A burst of tears at last
    My eyes dry

    Tshering Dolkar (Thimphu)

    Walking,
    The house is empty of my siblings,
    so conditioned

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    Watching the kittens play,
    a joy for me,
    their mother meows

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    “The sun, my heart.”
    Staring at the book,
    the meaning suddenly touches me

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    Practicing shinay,
    calming the mind,
    Even the buzzing of a housefly sounds soothing

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    Talking to my sister,
    We are in the kitchen,
    Through the window I spot a yellow rose

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    war zone rules
    prim white sign commands
    please do not pick the flowers

    Kay  Kirby Dorji (Baghdad, Iraq)

    my late husband’s arms
    around me again
    a curling wisp of smoke

    Kay Kirby Dorji (Baghdad, Iraq)

    office gossip
    thousands of angry crows caw
    empty chatter

    Kay Kirby Dorji  (Baghdad, Iraq)

    desert summer
    wider than the horizon
    silence

    Kay Kirby Dorji  (Baghdad, Iraq)

    protection
    asleep in the belly
    of an armadillo

    Kay Kirby Dorji (Baghdad, Iraq)

    the sun rise
    my new grandchild
    offers a smile

    Kay Kirby Dorji (Baghdad, Iraq)

    Gloomy and cold
    Bright and warm every other day
    My feet in socks

    Tshering Dolkar (Thimphu)

    Dark angry clouds
    Rumbling to burst into tears
    The sun peeping

    Tshering Dolkar (Thimphu)

    The chimney smoking
    A slight sign of the sun in the distant sky
    Wet grass beneath

    Tshering Dolkar (Thimphu)

    While contemplating to cut a rose as offering to a lhakhang,
    A black butterfly with red and white spots appeared.

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)


    I can’t crack walnuts using the hinges of the door to my room,
    My father is in the next room reading the newspaper.

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    Karma is overbearing,
    Sinking into my skin,
    ‘Haiku’ anyone?

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    Mid night clock ticking
    Moon light shines on the old family clock
    I was just a little girl in a green school uniform

    Sonam Palden (Thimphu)


    Swine flu
    What is the real cause?
    Ignorance, greed and aggression.

    Dave (Swansea, UK)

    A housefly meditating flight,
    For an instant we stand still,
    Was it ever my parent?

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)