empty comes full circle

At Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Chèvre challenges us to use these 12 words in order (one per line) in a haiku series (like 12 hours in full circle of clock):  1. summer  2. princess  3. willow  4. oasis  5. palmtree(s)  6. camels  7. cruise-ship  8. snow  9. rainbow  10. yellow  11. shrine  12. prayer (or praying)


sultry summer birth
dark-eyed princess baby girl
thin as willow wisp

parents’ oasis
simple hut under palm trees
daughter worth camels

poverty’s cruise-ship
huddle near fire when snow falls
wishing on rainbow

yellow fever strikes
bury princess near old shrine
praying in the rain



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chèvrefeuille
    Jul 11, 2016 @ 23:31:39

    It’s an amazing series Lynn__ … I know this “full circle” isn’t easy to do. Thank you for sharing your efforts.


  2. Irene
    Jun 30, 2016 @ 08:37:58

    Creative, but sad story. Like metaphors here.


  3. janicead
    Jun 24, 2016 @ 15:42:18

    This is such a different approach. Bringing in the reality of the world. Well done.


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