Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May NaHaiWriMo - Part 3

I was truly sorry to learn that Hortensia Anderson passed away today after a major surgery.The cancer she had been battling for past three years had spread and perhaps this was inevitable , yet the news was shocking. I had been acquainted with her work right from the time i started my haiku journey and she was right up there in my list of must-read poets. R.I.P Hortensia Anderson, you and your beautiful poetry will be missed !

Coming to the NaHaiWriMo prompts i had been writing about... at the third level of the chakra prompts we're about to explore the Solar Plexus Chakra known also as Manipura chakra,the third primary chakra, according to Hindu tradition. Located midway between the rib cage and the navel, this is associated with personal power or sense of identity.
The solar plexus chakra relates, among other things, to digestion and to friendship as well and is represented by the colour "yellow". The prompts for this level were,

10. ball

Here are my responses to the prompts:

May 9 (power)

power pylon-
two hawks fight
for the highest perch

May 10 (ball)

another ball lands
on the stadium roof

May 11 (meal)

making dinner--
spaghetti and
my tangled thoughts

May 12 (sunshine)

water's edge-
a sandpiper stepping
into sunrise

At the next level, we will explore the heart chakra.

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