Earth’s fiery cone A super blue blood moon ~~ Nature’s perfect collision
Mayon’s fiery perfect cone January’s Super Blue Blood Moon ~~ Beauty and Beast
I wrote these two haiku – in tribute to two of the world’s most awesome natural phenomena in recent times, magnificently caught in one stunning shot! Writing these in February, I also shared them on NaHaiWriMo’s community page on Facebook.
My February collection of haiku is composed of my responses to some of the prompts in last month’s NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month). More on this below. Meanwhile, please enjoy my feeble attempt in this fascinating poetic form.
Day 1: biting into a taco biting into a taco hot and red with chili ~~ the waning moon bids adieu
Day 2: railroad ties wooden railroad ties old, beat and creaking ~~ peals of children’s laughter
Day 3: Greek coffee
haiku#1 in the kitchen lay waiting warm pot of Greek coffee brew ~~ lips locked in a kiss
haiku#2 flowing from cup to cup mid-morning Greek coffee brew~~ ears plugged to jazzy notes
haiku#3 cup to cup Greek coffee brew ~~ scent of burnt haystack
February is special to my family. It is the month of my parents’ wedding anniversary. Oh how romantic of them, you might think, to choose this month because of its connection with Valentine’s Day, but no, far from it.
You see, my parents have always had a special devotion to Our Lady ~~ so they chose to wed on her Feast day, or rather the day after. It would’ve been their Diamond Anniversary last year, but Mom had gone on just a few months before. Now, their wedding anniversary is almost near, and while my Dad finds strength and consolation in his faith, I know sadness and longing linger in his heart as with the rest of us. So here’s another verse for my Mom…