Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Melting Flame

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Melting flame flickers,
Illuminating tired soul,
Resurrected dreams.

This Haiku is shared with Carpe Diem. The Special Prompt is the below Haiku written by Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694), a Haiku Master. My Haiku is created inspired by Basho's work.

falling to the ground
a flower closer to the root
bidding farewell


  1. I saw an old man, his life disappearing slowly as his flame wanes, thinking and dreaming of better times...The earmark of good writing is to get the reader to feel something, I think, and you have.....

  2. Well done. I really like this!

  3. What can I say? Its surrealistically awesome!

  4. Beautiful! Both yours and, Basho

  5. Wonderfully written haiku ... I love the way you have used 'melting flame' in this one to suggest dying. Very weel done Green Speck.Thank you for participating in Carpe Diem. It's always a joy to read your entries for this haiku meme.

  6. illuminating tired soul.. love the vivid picture you paint in my mind

  7. I am loving these haiku of three much is said by you in so few words..wonderful ! "Melting flame flickers" my thoughts, the flame that resurrects us and illuminates our tired soul...sometimes is not constantly bright and strong...yet we have to keep our hopes alive one small candle flame is enough to light up a big dark room.
    Wishing you a belated Subho Bijoya Dashami.

    1. Subho Bijoya Dashami to you and your family ... have a great time :-)

  8. You do Basho proud with this one. I love it!