Friday, 25 January 2013

Lord's Play!

Nature is Lord's playground...



Lord’s play
Hungry fire devours woods
Thousand red tongues

Thousand red tongues
Groves licked to ash
Oh! my nest!!

Oh! my nest!!
Smoke heralds death
Wings shield eggs

Wings shield eggs
Sky’s siren, Grey caps gather
Watery snouts

Watery snouts
There flows the ash
Lord’s play

written for Haiku Heights
Picture taken from: earth911.com

53 comments:

  1. very touching Meenakshi

    Lords play indeed

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    1. Thanks Rajni! I am happy the idea got through.

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  2. The poem reminded me of a story in Mahabharata in which Khandava forest is burnt from which four birds escaped by divine providence... This is deeply philosophical poem I must say...

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    1. I have been reading a version of Mahabharata these days, may be rippling effect. But you caught it!

      Thanks yo so much!

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  3. The power of the Lord ... very well crafted !!!

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  4. WOW.

    Loved the way you portrayed the sequences of happenings in forest fire.
    You have a way with words. And I like the way you do it. Keep writing my friend.

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    1. Thanks Deepak, It is really sweet and encouraging of you. It gives boost to my faith I have in my writings.

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  5. Meenakshi! your poems are more than just whats written, All have depth. There is a sense of connection, the reader find him/herself there! Inthis poem the reader becomes the bird, in unteded he/she was running doun the mauve field...he/she celebrates birthday, drink tea

    He/she become part of your writing..

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    1. That's the best compliment I have received thus far. What more than the feeling that I become eyes of my readers and guide them through the whole idea. They also see and feel the same way!

      I am honoured, grateful (actually I am short of words!).

      Thank you so much!

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  6. Well penned and deep. Enjoyed them.

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  7. Intense...solemn...wonderfully worded!

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    1. Indeed, many would have lost their lives in it.

      Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Sreeja! We often hear from out elders "Maya". So this Maya was my inspiration for this poem. Glad you liked it.

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  10. I have never really understood how to write Haiku poetry. I envy the ease with which this poem flows, and the beauty of its form and delicacy. Lovely!

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    1. I have read your poems, Meenakshi and you write incredibly well. A word of appreciation from you is delighting.

      Thank you so much!

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  11. It is very intense, you can actually feel the power in your words. Beautifully written, with a lot of conviction.

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    1. Thanks a lot Saru! I am happy my words could convey what I felt.

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  12. Very creative way to express the prompt. My favorite lines:
    "Thousand red tongues
    Groves licked to ash"

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    1. Thanks Judith for visit and appreciation.

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  13. Wonderfully creative take on the prompt! Favorite line" wings shield eggs."

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    1. Every animal displays motherly instinct, Thought the bird knows it can't fight fire, still it will not stop trying.

      I am happy you liked it.

      Thanks!

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  14. nicely written,so much said in so few words.

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  15. Sometimes, I want to know God's thoughts...an emotive piece, so beautifully penned!:))

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    1. Same here Mam, I so difficult to understand God's ways.

      Thank you so much!

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  16. This is a beautiful poem with lots of strong imagery...I love the way you continue certain lines in each stanza. Enjoyed it.
    Eliz

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    1. Thanks! That's called cascading haiku I guess (even my knowledge is limited).

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    2. Lovely cascading haiku then... sounds like a waterfall term... Love it. :-)

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  17. Beautiful imagery in your mind! Beautifully written Meenakshi :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind visit and appreciation!

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  19. Amazing cycle involved here. "Who can know the mind of the Lord?"

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    1. We are just puppets in His hands with some amount of free will allowed.

      Thanks a lot!

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  20. Wonderful! An imagery of power captured so well.

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  21. Tragedy hidden in Lord's play, which contains its own remedy--not very consoling, to think it's whim-full!

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    1. Nature does seem to work on whims or we are oblivious to the bigger picture.

      Thanks Susan.

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  22. An awesome poem. touches the heart.The bird's agony can be felt by the reader.

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    1. Bird's agony is mother's call in distress Thanks for reading.

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  23. Thanks for visiting my haiku of the same prompt. Yours is rich with imagery and intense with feelings. It grabbed my attention and hung on to the end. Well crafted.

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