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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

A lovely flower is no more

This Haiku is dedicated to a life, which withered away early in life.He was Masooka Shiki. At an early age  he was afflicted with  Tuberculosis. Even in his pain he wrote poems. He was only 32 when he succummbed to his illness. His poems did not reflect the pain which  was taking away his breath every moment. Hats off to his brave soul.
                 Here is the Haiku in his memory


                                                         A lovely flower
                                               blooming, singing, enjoying life
                                                        struck by storm.

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                                                        Heart winning smile
                                                 brought joy on several  lips
                                                       in death he  smiles.


                                                       Mask on his face
                                               reflects not his deep agony
                                                        left life young.


                                                          He is gone
                                                 but lives,in his poems
                                                            full of life.



                                                         Oh great man
                                                fear not death, spread love
                                           charm, kindness goodness, generosity.



Written in response to Carpe Diem's G-Writer #6   -  Jen's on Shiki

25 comments:

  1. A fitting tribute with such beautiful words, Ma'am. Such kind souls never to die but adds beauty in a perfect world. My thought to him.

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    1. Thank you Vishal for such poignant words

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  2. Wonderful words befitting a gentle sufferer

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    1. Thank you Moonie. Welcome to my site.

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  3. May his soul rest in peace. The Haiku are nice

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  4. wish we can learn .. hope I can spread some kindness or goodness as what use is life.

    may he rest in peace..

    beautiful haiku mam.. enjoyed reading them

    Bikram

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    1. Thank you Bikram for your words of appreciation.

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  5. May his soul rest in peace.. nice tribute.

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  6. I like it when poetic tributes are written, both for the dead and the living!

    Peering Under the Bean Leaves

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    1. Thank you Mark M. Redfearn. Welcome to my site.

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  7. What a lovely tribute Ushaji, great souls choose to rise above ordinary pains and pleasures.

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    1. Thank you Reshma for the beautiful words.

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  8. very nicely penned. He is a good idol for inspiration.

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  9. An apt tribute,madam.Touching.

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  10. A great tribute to Masaoka Shiki Usha ... Shiki enjoyed life without complaining about his illness ... and you have given him the honor he deserves ... thank you for sharing.

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  11. What a wonderful tribute to Shiki Usha ... you have caught his life in a very nice series of haiku. Shiki was one of the greatest haiku-poets and he never complained being ill. He enjoyed life as we all should do.

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    1. Thank you Kristjaan. After reading about his life I was very moved. He fought bravely with the disease. He was a winner,,,, even in his death he was a winner. He will always live in the hearts of his followers.

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  12. he was an amazing tragic figure. a fitting tribute

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  13. This is a gorgeous, heartfelt tribute to Shiki - wow. His mask that doesn't reflect his agony -- very touching.

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