Monday, August 15, 2016

Haibun: The messenger--By Angelee Deodhar--India

Haibun: The messenger

Predawn dark…unable to sleep, I open the door and step out on to the lawn, look around the potted plants and suddenly see one pure white flower in full bloom. I marvel at its perfection and touch its petals gently…then I come inside and read about it.

I go outside again and photograph it to send it by email to a friend half way across the world…

                                          weaving into
                               that relationship once more-
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*The white hibiscus a perennial with healing properties, is a symbol of divinity, innocence, purity and royal beauty. In Japanese hanakotoba, the hibiscus means “gentle” and it can be given to more or less anyone simply as a nice present, there are no strong emotions or questions of relationships attached to it.

Previously published Haibun Today, Volume 8, Number 1, March 2014

Angelee Deodhar, is an eye surgeon turned haiku poet, translator, and artist from India.  She has translated six books of haiku from English to Hindi. She has no personal website or blog. "Hot on the heels of her 2014 release of a collection of poetic prose containing haiku, Deodhar celebrates having edited Journeys 2015, an Anthology of International Haibun, highlighting authors in 15 different countries." - David McMurray, Editor, Asahi Haikuist Network, Japan

12 comments:

  1. well done, Angelee - best to all your endeavors. . .

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    1. Thank you dear ayaz,love and light,angelee

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  2. Indeed, well done, Angelee. Your poetry does not just convey works, but also produces pictures of rich imagery. I enjoyed your poem. Thankyou for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. Dear Rev.Maurice Your kind words of encouragement are very precious to me.Thank you!love and light,angelee

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  3. This is amazing, I love it. Congratulations and thanks for sharing this!

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  4. Dear Peggy thank you so much ...your words mean much to me,love and light,angelee

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  5. such a thoughtfully written haibun, Angelee. You've painted with such clarity that a reader can visualize themselves in the picture. You are one amazing woman.

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  6. So beautifully expressed dear Angelee. As Jo says I could visualize myself doing this, but only you could have written these lines...one frayed thread...that tugs at the heartstrings...

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  7. fraying of threads is so relevant to life ... Loved it !

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  8. Dear Angelee,
    Imagine my shock when I came here tonight and didn't see my reply. Your haibun is beautiful and intimate. One can visualize the smells of pre-dawn dark, the touch of that perfect white petal--see you bent over a book finding out more about it. Just wonderful.

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  9. This is very lovely... this message of rebirth, rejuvenation, of second chances is so important in these jaded, cynical and destructive times.

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