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Heeding Haiku With HA: A Gift

Well, it’s the twentieth day of the month of May and it is also my birthday; the latter being an inconsequential fact. I do not like birthdays anymore. Just like that. It is not that I am of an age when I begin to worry about ageing and start looking into the mirror everyday to count my wrinkles. It is just an age when an year added or subtracted doesn’t really matter anymore.

When we are kids, we eagerly wait for our birthdays. And for some, birthdays are a special occasion after growing up as well. It is after all your day, when you can have a party, cut a cake, invite your friends to your place or go some place good, spend quality time with your family, etc.

But what are we actually celebrating; the day that we were born or yet another year that has gone? I wonder.

But since it’s my birthday, I would like to gift you a prompt. Do whatsoever you want to do with it. Meaning to say, you can pen down anything of your choice based on any theme you want, given that it is a haiku or tanka or both and make a post and share it with us.

And how about playing a game? Games are an intrinsic part of parties, right? Let’s have a sort of renga session. We will do it the easy way. I would begin with a haiku, and the first person to comment would write one, beginning with the last line of my haiku and adding two lines to it. The next person would take the last line of the previously penned haiku, add two lines to it and post it. And so on and so forth. This way, we’d have some fun in the comments section this week. Maybe, that is the gift that I want from you all.

So, here I begin:

her small hands
touching the temple bell-
an imprint of innocence

Not a very good one. But my haiku skills have become rusty. And I am publishing haiku writing prompts. How delightful. ๐Ÿ˜€

What to do next?

1. Publish a post with your haiku or tanka if you have a blog. If you havenโ€™t got a blog, you can share them in the comments down below. In case you have published a post, you can submit its link in the linking widget.

2. After you have made the post, take some of your time and visit the links of other participants. This is how we learn and improvise. Return again at the end of the week if you have made your post during the weekdays because there would be new links to visit, which would help us all to make connections and develop the feeling of community and togetherness in our adventure every week. Even if you canโ€™t take out the time to visit all the links, then visit at least the link shared before or after you and offer your feedback and develop comradeship with that person.

You can also add the following tags to your post: HeedingHaikuWithHA andMindLoveMiseryโ€™sMenagerie.

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About anmol(alias HA)

I am a whimsical writer, a passionate poet and a righteous reader, but above all I am a benign being drifting along the winds of the days that make a lifetime.

53 comments on “Heeding Haiku With HA: A Gift

  1. Ompong
    May 20, 2015

    A happy happy happy birthday to you, anmol! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Cressida
    May 20, 2015

    Happy Birthday HA

    her small hands
    touching the temple bell
    an imprint of innocence

    an imprint of innocence
    beautifully trimmings gift wrapped
    what lies underneath

    behind the sweet face
    of a buddha lies the heart
    of a scorpion

    • Cressida
      May 20, 2015

      oops …beautiful trimmings gift wrapped

      • anmol(alias HA)
        May 23, 2015

        Thanks, Cressida.
        I love that “heart/of a scorpion”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ladyleemanila
    May 20, 2015

    Happy Birthday HA!!!

    of a scorpion
    amazing energy shines
    cheers on your birthday

    cheers on your birthday
    celebrate it with style
    with loved ones around

    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 23, 2015

      I did spend the day with my family. It was good.
      Thanks for contributing to this sort of renga session. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Many happy returns, HA

    With loved ones around
    solitude is banished.
    She longs for quiet.

    Silence palls
    the loved ones are missed –
    she longs for company

    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 23, 2015

      The contrast is beautiful. How when our loved ones are around, we long for some alone time and when they are not there, we long for their company.
      Heart breaking.
      Thanks for contributing to this sort of renga session. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. threenotes
    May 20, 2015

    she longs for company
    pink carnations in a vase
    love through mail

    We share the same birth day. ^^ Wishing you a happy birthday and a lovely new year for you.

    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 23, 2015

      Happy Birthday to you too. I am sorry for being late in wishing you. Have a great year ahead. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for sharing your lovely haiku with us. Those carnations must make her feel better, for someone remembered her. Or at least I hope so.

  7. Vagrant Rhodia
    May 20, 2015

    She longs for company
    summer breeze sustains
    finds connection within

    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 23, 2015

      Those connections within made me smile. Beautifully penned.
      Thanks for contributing to this renga session. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Rall
    May 20, 2015

    finds connection within
    Ha our birthday boy does
    he writes great haiku

    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 23, 2015

      That is really sweet of you.
      Thanks for contributing to this renga session. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. julespaige
    May 20, 2015

    he writes great haiku –
    provides prompts for me and you
    let us share this gift

    let us share this gift
    of words well worth amending
    the tone and spirit

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    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 23, 2015

      Thank you, Jules. And I loved the collection of all the haiku that you posted and shared. Simply wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • julespaige
        May 23, 2015

        When I am able I will add any additional ones – Best to you. We may age, but let us be young and full of imagination and wonder in our hearts.

  11. Candy
    May 20, 2015

    finds connection within
    the song of birds that
    fill the air with joyfulness

  12. Candy
    May 20, 2015

    Oops. I used the wrong last line. I’ll try again

    The tone and spirit
    lifts us to a higher plain
    singing joy to our souls

    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 23, 2015

      It’s completely alright.
      And thank you for contributing to this sort of renga session. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. whimsygizmo
    May 21, 2015

    sing joy to our souls
    oh, restless tumbling breeze
    make these candles dance

    • DELL CLOVER
      May 21, 2015

      WOW, I love these lines–they’d make a great blog header. You’ve added joy to my soul this evening.

    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 23, 2015

      Beautiful.
      Thanks for contributing to this renga session. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. DELL CLOVER
    May 21, 2015

    Happy Birthday HA–have a fun day! I’ll try to come back later–

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  17. Eleni
    May 21, 2015

    make these candles dance
    draw on deep-filled silence –
    gift yourself away

    • whimsygizmo
      May 21, 2015

      I LOVE “gift” as verb, Eleni. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Eleni
        May 22, 2015

        ๐Ÿ™‚

    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 23, 2015

      That is very well-penned. I too loved the use of “gift” as verb here. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for contributing to this renga session.

  18. Eleni
    May 21, 2015

    Happy Birthday!!!

  19. julespaige
    May 21, 2015

    Every one who posted in the comments – is now in my link.
    What a unique gift for our host.

  20. Bastet
    May 22, 2015

    Happy Birthday HA!

    each new candle
    celebrates your own new year
    a gift of life

    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 23, 2015

      A beautiful haiku, Georgia. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for playing along in this sort of renga session.

      • Bastet
        May 23, 2015

        My pleasure .. I still remember when we did our first renga a couple of years ago… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. barbcrary
    May 24, 2015

    Hi, new here via Margo Roby’s blog, but May 20 is my birthday as well, so there must be something special going on! Happy Birthday to all.

    a gift of life
    our atoms pulse together
    in spring-kissed breeze

    • julespaige
      May 25, 2015

      And a belated Happy Birthday to you to Barb.

      Everyone is in my ‘all-together’ link now ๐Ÿ™‚

      I was away and had limited time on the net. Now to catch up…

    • anmol(alias HA)
      May 26, 2015

      That is a lovely haiku. Thanks for being a part of this renga session. A belated happy birthday to you. ๐Ÿ™‚
      -HA

  24. adaspoetryalcove
    May 26, 2015

    in spring-kissed breeze
    air ripe with fragrant haiku
    celebrate again

  25. adaspoetryalcove
    May 26, 2015

    Happy Birthday!

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