The Daily Haiku

A world of five - seven - five. At one time daily, now kind of sporadic.

July 29, 2009

Current theme: B is for Bastet (Egyptian Mythology)

For ABC Wednesday

Egyptian Goddess
Protectorate of Pharoahs
Cat-headed woman

The Sun her domain
Bastet guards the solar god Ra
Fierce in her battles

But all power wanes
Unification creates change
Bastet is replaced

Sekhmet gains power
Her influence far reaching
New goddess arises

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July 22, 2009

Current theme: A is for Arcturus

For ABC Wednesday

Great star Arcturus
Nearly 26 times the size
Of our yellow sun

Blustering red giant
Alpha star in the plowman
Bo├Âtes near Ursa

Yet in hidden words
Alchameth to Agrippa
Behenian star

July 16, 2009

Current theme: Z is for Zephyr

For ABC Wednesday

The wind that blows by
The light and crystal laughter
Playing on the breeze

Calm tranquility
Only the slightest stirring
"Little Wind" dances

Drift to the Heavens
On clouds of golden mist
Reach the endless blue

Gliding softly up
Above the frantic turmoil
Zephyr is the calm

July 1, 2009

Current theme: X is for Xanadu (Inspired from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem Kubla Khan)

For ABC Wednesday

This stately kingdom
Full of fantastic wonders
Awe-inspiring

Walls circled around
With fields of incense and spices
A city golden

Rolling ancient hills
With bright sun-laden forests
Reaching to the sea

The river Alph flowed
Subterranean and cold
Sacred and alone

Yet a chasm splits
The hills in a jagged cut
To reach down below

The eerie wailing
That paints the chasm walls
A woman in sorrow

Loss of a lover
Cursed, gaze of a waning moon
Lost somewhere in time

And the cavern wrenched
The chasm split ever wide
The stones ejected

Dark ground tears the sky
Volcanic fountain of stone
The hidden river rose

Just a brief respite
Then again hidden from sight
But the signs were clear

Kubla, on his throne
Heard a ghostly voice of lore
A distant land: war