Saturday, March 24, 2012

Haiku Heights "Endurance" #112

Another Haiku Heights Saturday has come. I first thought with this prompt "endurance" I couldn't write a haiku. So I have searched for the meaning of endurance and after that I searched for some synonyms which I could maybe use to write a few haiku at least one haiku.
I found the following synonyms: ability, bearing, cool, courage, patience, strength and guts. I will not use them all, but I have a vision for writing a haiku.

bearing the cross
along the Via Dolorosa -
spring has come

spring has come
her patience was strong
during the winter

during the winter
nature is growing in strength
to bloom again in spring

to bloom again in spring
we need the strength of who was
bearing the cross

Have a good weekend.


carol l mckenna said...

All good ~ love your second one ~ much said there ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Bruce Miller said...

I really like your first one, with the traditional kireji (-) and the clever and meaningful end line!

Grace said...

Not only beautiful in form but full of meaning....I like the bearing of the cross and being carried away by His strength and love

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

"Kireji" is a new term for me, Bruce Miller, and even after reading about it online, I'm not sure I understand what it is...but I'll keep pondering!

Meanwhile, I agree with your analysis of the first in the set.

anthonynorth said...

Perfect for the coming Easter.

Karen said...

Timely and beautifully written.

Anonymous said...

i like the third best

two senryu dedicated to the novelist

kaykuala said...

"during the winter
nature is growing in strength
to bloom again in spring"

This has deep thoughts, Chev!. It is relevant in working out strategies. During a lull in demand, we must double our efforts not relaxed. Just so we're prepared and 1 up when opportunities appear later! Great!


Ellecee said...

Beautiful and timely lines. I really enjoy your Haiku.

A Walk In My Heart said...

Beautifully written. Enjoyed them all.

Mariya Koleva said...

First one is my favorite - before I have read the whole riddle. The final line of the first haiku is very meaningful. Apart from that, I find this chain of haikus very appropriate with the coming Easter.

Diana Teneva said...

Wow! It's amazing this succession of four haikus! The last one is my favourite. Thank you for sharing them!

Belva Rae Staples said...

These are all beautiful, but I especially love the first and last. Well done!