Monday, December 22, 2014

Haiku--By Rita Odeh--Israel

waking to
the pond's song...
a lotus

narrow path...
following a monarch

first light…
emptying a seashell
of shadows

pilgrim's chant-
slowly, the lotus unfold
their petals

Shikoku temples-
a pilgrim and his shadow
follow the light

Rita Odeh is the author of seven books, including Buds of Dream which was released May 2014 and is available from Amazon. Her haiku and haiga have been honored with many awards. To read more of her poems, please go to Catching the Moment,


  1. Love these Rita my friend - 'a pilgrim and his shadow follow the light'. May you indeed see that light in your life.

  2. Beautifully written. You certainly capture many a moment whilst your subjects can still roam free. Excellent. Kind regards. . Ralph

  3. I so enjoyed your Haiku. I particularly loved this one, "first light…emptying a seashell
    of shadows". I could just see the morning light rising above the horizon and the sea shell sitting on the sand "facing the light" of the sun. I thought of how we all should do that in our spiritual lives, "Turn around and face the light", the earlier the better to chase away the shadows. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.
    Love, Charlene