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Holy Mountain #haiku

Kristjaan shares for today’s  prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: ” I discovered that “Shevet Uul” is the valley of Shiveet Khairhan Mountain and that it is a very sacred place for the Tuvan people. Shirveet Khairhan means “holy carved mountain” and it points towards a very large amount of petroglyphs which can be found on this mountain. Those petroglyphs are telling the creation of the Altai Mountains region and its religious meaning for the Tuvan.”

rock wall

 

 eyes trace fissures

breeze carries holy chants of old

hands caress the past

Photograph: Rock Formation in New Mexico by L. Moon 2012

 

 

 

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Inner Voice #photography #haiku

For this Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars prompt Kristjaan  challenges us to write a classical haiku based on “Inner Voice”. We have to follow the classical rules:

5-7-5 syllables

a season word (kigo)

a cutting word (kireji), mostly interpunction in Western haiku

a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water

a deeper (spiritual/religious) meaning

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up along the slopes
under the sun – the goats
were grazing on fire.

on the balcony
standing in a cage of sunbeams –
like a rainbow

something has happened.
the moon lit up the room.
God knew about it.

hear the sighing rain.
I whisper a secret, to reach
all the way in there.

a scene on the platform.
what a strange calm –
the inner voice

© Tomas Tranström (gives some inspiration)

stained glass window

Enter the chamber

song of the fluttering leaves

a holy hush

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Day and night meet

a scroll of light rolls open

peek at His throne

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Incapable

 writing of your grandeur

I pen a haiku

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~mdw

I’ve experienced these scenarios this week as the weather changes and the sky goes from blue to black it is truly a moment beyond description and so I write haiku.