Sunday, 3 January 2016

Flags

Lining hills , fluttering in the wind -prayers , blessings , hope. The Buddha came and went. And new flags were raised. Flags of red, flags of sorrow.  Yet some vestiges of the glory lingers~

As old prayer flags fade,
Old hope makes way for new
the mountain watches

/*So my fist attempt at haibun. Well as you would've guessed this is about the situation Tibet finds itself in. Check out some pictures of the prayer flags that  I speak of. */








23 comments:

  1. Haibun is a very interesting form...

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  2. it's sad, isn't it, when the spiritual leader of a people has to live in exile.

    good haibun. but can i offer a suggestion? i think it should be that much more perfect if there are no spaces between the 3 last lines, making it as a normal haiku. but perhaps you have a reason for the spaces. :)
    and thank you for the visit to my blog!

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    1. just made those changes , thanks for pointing that out :)
      Yes it is a sorry state indeed

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  3. I love the fact that although there is sorrow, the glory of hope still dances in the air. The images go wonderfully with the words.

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  4. I agree a wonderful haibun!

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  5. I hope that the mountain is rewarded with some beautiful views. And more hope. Nice haibun!

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  6. The mountain is such a place to give your praise.. Love the sight of those flags.

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  7. Lovely photos and poem

    Happy New Year Suyash
    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime today

    Much love...

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  8. Wonderful. I hung my "paper" prayer flags that were given to me years ago. And yes the have faded, but, not their presence.
    ZQ

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  9. Powerful piece - the mountain will be guarding the followers for the time being

    Happy New Year.

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    1. i hope they do a good job of it !

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  10. Very moving. Succinct and eloquent.

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  11. a beautiful haibun...& lovely photos...

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  12. Beautiful. I love prayer flags and Tibet owns a piece of my heart. Loved this haibun, great work.

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  13. I love the sight of prayer flags - a very inspiring subject for your poetry.

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