Carpe Diem Haiku *Shiki “the cuckoo’s cry”*

Today (July 23rd) The Netherlands have a national day of mourning for the casualties of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot dow in Ukraine. A haiku, written by Masaoka Shiki, goes along the same tone and spirit, thinking about every innocent life lost in this tragedy:

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in the coolness
of the empty sixth-month sky…
the cuckoo’s cry

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The following one is mine:

* * *
colourless sunset
smoldering ashes of broken wings
hornbill goes silent

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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3 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Haiku *Shiki “the cuckoo’s cry”*

  1. I take a bow in honor of the casualties and for your tribute Ese … silence is the only thing which remains. I am grateful for your kind haiku in loving memory of all those who lost their life in the Malaysian Airlines attack … including 192 fellow dutch men … may they all rest in peace.

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