04 November 2010

Direction | Haiku & Potry Potluck

Thursday, November 04, 2010


When nature mourns;
Lands and mounts and seas collide.
Why point the finger?

Souls left without paths.
Grief and loss are on the roll.
Time to lend a hand.


The natural disaster of Mount Merapi is still not on a hold today and I wish that I could do more to help all those souls in need, including the victims in Wasior and Mentawai. It has occurred to me that in these sad hours, many kind of faces have come to surface. Please, let's not point the finger at somebody else and just give a lending hand. Thinking the other way around seems so absurd to me right now. Grief and loss is certainly on the roll, so helping others to keep and raise their belief should be in top priority by any means.

To me prayers and good thoughts can't be left out from life. Because they can work miracles to show you directions, even in the darkest hours. I hope you don't mind that I'm asking you again to keep Indonesia in mind, everyone. Thank you.

Future HaikuThanks to Jenn for this week's theme: 

The meme basics:

Haiku is simple!
It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively
(a great way to use your fingers!)

Thanks to Amanda & Kavita
at Jingle Poetry for this week's theme:
Moods, Feelings & Emotions

Poetry Potluck Instructions:

Every week, MckLinky will be up on Sunday, at 8pm (CST),
and will stay open till Tuesday, 8pm (CST).
So you will have 48 hours to share up to 3 poems with us.

I don't create poetry, I create myself,
for me my poems are a way to me.

~Edith Södergran

Keep a poem in your heart.

13 appreciated note(s):

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Wow, I just read the reports on what's happening there! 21 volcanoes rumbling right now, in addition to Merapi blowing?? Terrifying!

Beautiful haiku, my friend. Sending good thoughts...

Amanda Moore said...

So sweet, so sad I hope everyone over there gets the help they need soon! Sometimes or maybe lots of times governments need to wake up and see what real life is like huh?

Amanda Moore said...

Oh Yeah dont want to forget XOXOXOXOX ;-)

Nessa said...

Beautiful haiku. Prayers for all of those poor people.

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Lovely Haiku, sad situations.


Anonymous said...

great write - wonderfully expressed

Bing Yap said...

we can only do so much, rosidah. indeed, prayers can work wonders. out of desperation, it is so easy to put the blame on anyone. but that is just a futile exercise for now especially that many people are still suffering.

my prayers and thoughts are with you.


Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

smart words,
love the compactness and the way you convince us.

Thanks for linking up with potluck poetry.
Happy Reading!

Anonymous said...

A grand write on such a dismal situation.

Anonymous said...

great moving haiku on a topical subject. nice job!

Linda Jones Malonson said...

It would seem nature and souls have a lot in common ... and this make sense.

Shashidhar Sharma said...

Perfect and beautiful and great tribute... thanks for sharing...

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