Friday, 4 June 2010

Singapore haiku for Helene


Young pigtails bobbing
courier for opium
Grandparents sleep in peace


Sticks rattle and shake
Incense curls prayers to heaven
Good fortune follows


Father lies dying
Brings bad spirits to this house
Family dilema


Elisabeth said...

This is lovely, evocative and captivating.

sheri... said...

oh, steve! your haiku was wonderful, so powerful in just those few words! i always enjoy your writing...have you been to singapore?

little hat said...

Sheri, just spent 2 days there on route to Europe. Loved it.

S.L. Corsua said...

I liked the second haiku best. I could picture it so clearly in my mind. A sense-memory of incense is a strong one; it'll give you flashbacks in the future. ;) Cheers.