Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Heights, day 11 divine

Inspired by the theme at

Here it goes ... another day of September heights. Thanks Leo for the opportunity to write every day a haiku on a given prompt. Today ...divine.
Day 11 is on, several years ago the whole world was shocked and shaken by the terrorists attacks on the WTC since than the war on terror is continuing. This, however, isn't the prompt for today. It's divine which means godlike or heavenly. 
What about this prompt else? It could be a divine person such as a high priest or a preacher man. It also can be intervention of a Higher Power so this will not be an easy one, but I have to try ... of course.

divine being
brought eternal love to the world -
Siddhartha Gautama

Siddhartha Gautama
a prince of the people
becomes divine

becomes divine
brought everlasting love
and emptiness

and emptiness
was brought to the heart of town
that day in September

that day in September
did shock the whole world
started a war

started a war
after the crucifixion of a
divine being

Not a strong one I think. Strong in it's images, but it feels artificial. Ah! I enjoyed writing it and that's enough to me.


Mariya Koleva said...

I think they are all very strong!

odyzz said...

the complete set is purely divine..

Chèvrefeuille said...

Thank you Mariya, it wasn't easy to write this set. Because ... in some way ... I would try to enclose that horrible fact of the WTC.

Pratibha said...

Finally I found your blog !
phew !

And what a lovely set of inter linked thoughts and haiku :)

vivinfrance said...

A powerful sequence. It is difficult to think of the divine in the context of today's date - but you managed it well.

Ellecee said...

I enjoyed your special set of cascading haiku today. It is difficult to express our heart felt feelings about some events. You have done this here.

Jolly said...

Each one is strong in itself and yet flows gently into the next.

joanne said...

strong one...a tiny bit disjointed, but who am I to give you advice!

kaykuala said...

Beautiful cascades, Kris! You've cleverly weaved divinity into acts of solemn truth in the Gautama and acts of violence on the other front!


Unknown said...

I love how you linked the emptiness brought by Sidhartha Gautama to what happened on 9/11, which brought emptiness on so many levels. This seems like a great example of association and contrast.

Reading Pleasure said...

Clever cascade. I ilke the link to 9/11, which is truly symbolic and commemorative. Well done

Maude Lynn said...

I think it's excellent!

Anonymous said...

You did quite well with them. I believe the third is my favorite, however, for its peaceful feeling

ghostom said...

Ha, it's not easy to slay an elephant with a haiku:) Considering that you took on a whole lot of stuff here, I think that u did a very good job of it!

Barbara said...

This cascade felt right to me!! I like that you connected these divergent elements into one.

Vinay Leo R. said...

I like it. The cascade works. :)

Good to host the Heights again. and always a pleasure to have wonderful haijin like you there. So exciting that I forget my tiredness.

Rinkly Rimes said...


Thank you for an interesting prompt.

Anonymous said...

This is a day to remember around the world ... praying for those families who lost loved ones in this senseless act of terrorism!
September Heights - Mercy and Grace

Judith Westerfield said...

Wonderfully powerful tribute!

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Thank you.
Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA

Unknown said...

Strong haiku pondering for a sad day. Well written.

Hazel said...

Only the divine that endures crucifixion can make man whole again. You worked this one really well.