Thursday, April 26, 2012

Haiku Heights April Challenge, day 25 & 26, "kismet" & "melody"

Hello fellow challengers, as earlier this week I have to write contributions for two days together. So here we go to catch up.
Today's prompts "kismet" and "melody" are the themes. First I didn't know "kismet" I had never heard of it, so I had to search for the meaning. As I found "kismet" derives from Turkish and Hindu-Urdu and means fate or destiny. So I will use these for my haiku.

Day 25: "kismet" (meaning: fate or destiny)

was it my fate?
when I ran into my destiny
as a nurse

as a nurse
I am used to sadness
but at home?

but at home
I am the father of two
that's my destiny

that's my destiny
caring for the ill and my kids
was it my fate?

Day 26: "melody"

in the spring breeze
the wind chime sounds 
with every step

with every step
the melody of spring rain
follows me

follows me
the melody of a Buddhist chant
Om Mani Padme Hum

Om Mani Padme Hum
resonates in my heart and soul
in the spring breeze

Credits: Om Mani Padme Hum
I think Day 25 "kismet" isn't really a good one, but it came right from my heart. See you all tomorrow again (I hope).


kaykuala said...

Beautiful cascading sets, Chev! I could feel your melody chimes making music when reading.


Pranita said...

Loved your take on Melody... Om Mani Padme Hum... beautiful line! :)

Jaideep Rao said...

liked kismet haiku!, let it keep coming!

vivinfrance said...

I too prefer the melodies - why does the "male" have to be in the Kismet ones? Can you not be simply a nurse - a wonderful profession.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, I like the melody you hear, my friend, the melody that sings in your heart and soul. Lovely, just lovely!

Cloud Singer, Come

Ellecee said...

I enjoyed your haiku for both prompts. My favorites were the melody set. There is a heartfelt warmth there. I think we all question fate, destiny and the like. Well done :-)

Rachana Shakyawar said...

This is so beautiful!
The first one is indeed based on your life and so well depicted. So inspiring!
The second one on melody is so aspiring. So much loved it. Sanskrit is a beautiful language and the mantra you just wrote is the base of peace and buddhisim indeed!! I enjoyed the way you have woven the emotions and words so well!!!
~Keep the Spark ALive..

Sri Valli said...

Beautiful haiku on both prompts....both are lovely!

Andy Sewina said...

The melody of the buddhist chant - wonderful, I can hear it now!!

Mohini Puranik said...

Both are wonderful.

First one, I think everyone of us have something similar feelings about life.

Second one, that is so divine, to listen the magical melody Om Mani Padme Hum.

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Chev (is that what you are called?)

first, I agree with Viv...a nurse is not gender ,specific...a nurse is a nurse.

The first haiku, made me think...
I thought my destiny was to be an artist or writer.
But I was already an artist and writer.
I thought I was not meant to be a teacher because of my nature.

My destiny was to be a nurse who cared for the elderly developing my own model in a homelike atmosphere and to care for those at the end of life, of which I had no experience.
to teach others compassion and how to care for people in a consistent, nurturing and educated manner.

And like you, raise two children.
Now adults.

Your second haiku is wonderful and soul revealing. Speaks to me deeply.

Thank you,
Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA