Latifa Prayer, line 2 “I desire”

Latifa Prayer, line 2 “I desire”

Our host has written:

silent prayer
reaches for heaven
sunflowers bloom

© Chèvrefeuille

Desires of youths is to be loved and accepted, somehow to feel they fit in. One grows into human wants and desires and always co-existing with being loved. And yet, to love and give love is so easy…to hold, to embrace either a friend, a child or a lover but without that affection from a lover, I am happier alone. I can fulfill this desire by giving in so many ways…embracing a crying youth on the phone or a good friend.

My desire to see my children happy and content is still strong although I know it is out of my control but still…and to some day have a two books published of my short stories and poetry to give to my children so they have something of me…speaking from my heart, my soul and in my voice.

morning dawn
rousing singing sparrows
bid the muse goodnight
time to rest a spell before 
the sun reaches high noon

©Tournesol’16/05/19

I did write until dawn this morning so this shall be my Daily Moments as well.

Daily Moments ~ Feb 21/16 ~ harsh society (haibun)

Getting on to the bus, she shuffled with her cane and asked the young man behind the bus driver for his seat. It is a seat designated for visually impaired or those with limited movement. She would have taken a seat further but her backpack was heavy and there is a shelf to place bags next to that seat. The young man had his ear buds on, on and looked at her and barked, “there are plenty of other seats!” with a smug look on his face. She noticed a seat further down so she took her bag off her shoulders and placed it next to the man and shuffled off to another seat. An older woman looked at her with a look of fear in her eyes. Now that really irked her for she felt that some older and more frail men and women felt intimidated by this behaviour.

society
rendering vulnerable –
exposed

She sat down and took out her beaded bracelet and decided to chant her mantra silently. All the while trying to “let it go”. It was not easy at first for responses like “What would your mother think about your behaviour? Would you treat your grandmother like that?” But then she was thinking he came from a bad place emotionally and was perhaps hurting…maybe angry at the world.  After completing her mantra she could gradually feel a sense of relief, she then chanted in her mind a mantra wishing happiness to the world, thinking of this angry, rude young man.

Om, Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

When she stepped off the bus the young man was behind her and had to pause so she could hold on to the side of the bus to avoid stumbling (like she did last year and fell flat on her face). She noticed he had very fashionable and expensive clothes on and shook her head in dismay at his lack of education and consideration for others.
Getting on the Métro, she was saddened looking at the inside of the train…

©Clr'16/02/21
©Clr’16/02/21

monikers scream
claiming territory
with a vengeance

© Tournesol ’16/02/21

Daily Moments ~ Feb 21/16

LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTHU

 “May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” Shanti: Peace

carpet of colours Troiku ~ Haiga

coloured leaves beauty

crunch echoes
blanket of leaves on lawns
lift spirits

leaves steps

crunch echoes
autumn melody
happy refrain

lawn covered with leaves

blanket of leaves on lawns
add lively colours, before
deep freeze

blue skies

lift spirits
brilliant blue skies
clouds forming smiles

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crunch echoes
blanket of leaves on lawns
lift spirits

crunch echoes
autumn melody
happy refrain

blanket of leaves on lawns
add lively colours, before
deep freeze

lift spirits
brilliant blue skies
clouds forming smiles

© Tournesol’15

CDHK – Happiness

Yuletide blessings (troiku)

© Clr '14-12-11
© Clr ’14-12-11

On church steps
showered with blessings
Christmas Eve snowfall

on church steps
laughing, hugging, well wishes
Yule tidings

showered with blessings
watches her loved ones savour
love spiced stuffing

Christmas Eve snowfall
florets floating softly – rest
on rosy cheeks

© Tournesol ’15

Prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai was “Happiness” today

A mother’s delight (haibun)

When I think of the word “Happiness”my memory captures a moment of delight…bliss, such as the photo of my children together. Whether they are 3 or 33, my heart bursts at the seams when I see them just hanging out.  It is a moment in time, a mother has been blessed seeing the evidence of pure joy…her children.

mother venerates
purity of children
moment of grace

© Tournesol ’15

 

© Clr'15 Tournesol
© Clr’15 Tournesol

 

Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Happiness