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  • Haiku Entries – July 2009

    Posted on July 3rd, 2009 Deer Park No comments

    Waking from a dream
    I walk unsteadily
    Into another

    Chandra DeNap (Thimphu)

    Rain falling in the gutter
    Ripples come and go
    Sad goodbyes

    Sonam Palden (Thimphu)

    In the wilderness
    Choices emerge
    An old friend

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    Norah Jones’ smoky voice
    Drifts through the evening breeze
    The tree outside my window enchants me

    Sonam Palden (Thimphu)

    The mummer of talk
    From behind me in class
    Haiku

    Namgay Wangchuk  (Thimphu)

    The auburn sky
    The snow covered peak
    Silence

    Namgay Wangchuk  (Thimphu)

    Waft of cold morning air on my face
    A hand waving from a moving car
    I feel the sadness of falling leaves

    Chimi Seldon (Thimphu)

    I am falling to earth
    My body comes apart on the wind
    This is my haiku

    Fiona Stedl (Thimphu – dedicated to  H.E. Situ Rinpoche, who said that expecting someone to stay mindful in the bardo was like chucking them out of a plane window and asking them to compose a haiku on the way down)

    Five crows leave the tree
    Second time this morning
    Where did the sun go?

    Fiona Stedl (Thimphu – morning of a solar eclipse)

    Snow falls on my tent
    Inside, it’s warm
    Where did I leave my boots?

    Fiona Stedl (Thimphu)

    Leaves falling
    Not a breath of wind
    The monkeys are with us

    Fiona Stedl (Thimphu)

    Morning leaves sad
    As the bright morning
    Plunges into darkness

    Sonam Palden (Thimphu -  morning of a solar eclipse)

    Life and death
    Come together
    One full circle in the sky

    Sonam Palden (Thimphu -  morning of a solar eclipse)

    Barks, howls and chirps going awry
    The dogs and the birds wonder
    Is it night or dawn?

    Sonam Palden (Thimphu – morning of a solar eclipse)

    Birds chirping, the morning was ordinary.
    Darkness intruding, cameras appearing,
    Sliver and mote, solar eclipse did I see

    Neten Chhetri (Thimphu)

    Phone call
    The conversation cut
    - 11PM

    Neten Chhetri (Thimphu)



    The azure gleam
    The sky is different
    A child walks by

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    Dark clouds looming from the mountain south of Thimphu
    I watch my breath on the windowpane
    Scared!

    Chimi Seldon (Thimphu)

    In the warm still night
    In the upper Himalayan mountains
    Mosquitoes busy

    Tshering Dolkar (Thimphu)

    Driving past
    The vast hot and dry concrete jungle
    I enter into
    Light drizzle and thick forest surrounding

    Tshering Dolkar (Thimphu)

    My eyes feasting
    On the pink and red rhododendron all around
    A brown yak appears

    Tshering Dolkar (Thimphu)

    In the air
    A sudden wave of heat
    Heart chilled

    Tshering Dolkar (Thimphu)

    Looked here, looked there, looked everywhere.
    Disheartened, we lost it that night,
    Excited we found it next morning

    Neten Chhetri  (Thimphu)

    Haiku, when i look right,
    haiku, when i look left,
    it’s haiku everywhere i look.
    have i become one?

    Nirage Rai (Thimphu)

    Grass and small bushes are uprooted,
    holes dug out,
    insects killed and rendered homeless..
    a tree is planted

    Nirage Rai (Thimphu)

    The moment has come,
    people have gathered..
    it’s time for a game of cards

    Nirage Rai (Thimphu)

    Thoughts go passing,
    i keep sitting,
    wondering..
    is that haiku?

    Nirage Rai (Thimphu)

    In the wide blue sky just a cloud
    in poor plant drought,
    no bug

    Nuno Ferreira (Lisbon, Portugal)

    They play  all day long
    Little hearts drumming carefree
    Who needs Play Station?

    Maxine Ain (USA)

    Feel like wan bi,
    people making fun of me,
    I forget that the sun is shining

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    The rain in Dhaka
    Brings a whiff of the fish and the sea
    I long to see the ocean

    Sonam Palden (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

    Softly, the leaves flutter
    In late afternoon light
    On my bedroom wall

    Sonam Palden (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

    Relaxing
    In swirling traffic
    To the musical squeaks of the rickshaw wheels

    Sonam Palden (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

    10th of july… a hotter sunny day
    Intense rays overhead….
    global warming we’ve created…

    Semon Neeopaney (Thimphu)

    Slow Yanni music,
    Hot Sun,
    I am lazy after lunch

    Neten Chhetri (Thimphu)

    Steaming masala chai on the roadside
    together with the smell of muck
    the ground still wet from the rain

    Sonam Palden (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

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    here i sit.
    alone

    Nirage Rai (Thimphu)

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    Cool wind blowing
    sun sets behind the mountains
    it’s the end of the day

    Nirage Rai (Thimphu)

    Paddyfield
    Rain
    Trashichoedzong

    Letho (Thimphu)

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    With a heavy heart
    I prayed for your departure
    from a never returning journey

    Junu (Thimphu)

    I am orphaned
    from the time
    you took your last breathe

    Junu (Thimphu)

    Drenched with the rain,
    I am glad
    It washed away old memories

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    Junu (Thimphu)

    Where is peace?
    Every where and no where
    We create

    Neten Chhetri (Thimphu)

    Hide and seek,
    Life and death,
    Circle of life

    Neten Chhetri (Thimphu)

    Shocked, the world mourns Michael Jackson
    Unnoticed, millions cry in hunger
    - reality in the 21st century

    Dave (Swansea, UK)

    Barely awake,
    tossing and turning,
    Different coloured lights stream into the room

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    My room is filled with softness
    As i sit and watch
    My curtains drape the wind.

    Sonam Palden (Thimphu)

    A new life
    Plops out of a mother’s womb
    I think i felt my first breath!

    Sonam Palden (Thimphu)

    Chilly morning breeze
    Silent river
    A lonely soul finally home

    Chimi Seldon (Thimphu)

    Endearing like a girl ripe in her nubility
    Fresh and tender like the smell of peach
    This is life for now

    Chimi Seldon (Thimphu)