Sunday, June 3, 2012

May NaHaiWriMo - Part 8

After we've been through the chakra prompts, there were still 3 more days left in the month and for this we were asked to write on the following prompts.

29 - touch
30 - borrowed/found haiku
31 - smell/taste

And I wrote,

May 29 (touch)

his hands
on my fevered brow-
summer rain

May 30 (borrowed/found haiku) - the instructions were:
Please go to any text of your choice: Shakespeare/Lady Gaga/a letter from your mother/the gas bill/a billboard... any text... find a haiku in there and bring it here. You are looking for a phrase that embodies the spirit of haiku. It might need some revision to make it a haiku: tweak away.

I wrote this:
not knowing
the meaning of life--
lilacs in bloom

Based on this:

Now that lilacs are in bloom
She has a bowl of lilacs in her room
And twists one in her finger while she talks
"Ah my friend, you do not know,you do not know
What life is, you hold it in your hands

Portrait of a lady

And another excerpt from the same poet, T.S.Eliot,

If there were water
And no rock
If there were rock
And also water
And water
A spring
A pool among the rock
If there were sound of water only
Not the cicada
And dry grass singing...
drip drop drip drop drop drop drop"

And this is what i eked out of the above,

dreaming rain
cicada song
in dry grass

May 31 (smell/taste)
We were asked to write about either sense, but preferably incorporate the two.

into the wild berries-
scent of a waterfall

roadside teashop-
the sharp scent of ginger
in my tea

All the prompts this month were challenging, but I struggled most with "power" and 'fear". Thankfully though, was able to finish with a cup of ginger tea!

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