Rising Above

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“Poverty’s child

He starts to grind the rice,

And gazes at the moon” — Matsuo Basho

 

 

I

 

there’s a phoenix

among those hapless souls

in the bobbing boat

 

II

 

a crocus peeps

breaking unyielding ice sheet

gleefully

 

III

 

a street urchin

builds a home with charcoal

on a pavement

 

IV

 

her* dream arose

from the dungeon of darkness

she was imprisoned into

 

 

*Helen Keller

 

 

 

Posted for Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Rising Above

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13 thoughts on “Rising Above

  1. Beautiful Haiku’s
    a street urchin
    builds a home with charcoal
    on a pavement
    My favourite. It is actually quite sad but at the same time and great sign of resilience

  2. What a great inspiration is Matsuo Basho! I agree with Sarah, your pieces are like [autumn] leaves falling. I especially love the first piece, the image of a phoenix among hapless souls is quite powerful.

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