This weeks Haiku Prompt challenge from Ronovan Writes really appeals to me as I have a bit of a fascination with time. Time always seems a thoughtful, contemplative topic to me so both of my haikus are more serious in nature. The first haiku ends on an a more positive yet sad note with – new life replaces old, as opposed to new life surrenders. It’s amazing where a few lines of haiku can make your mind drift off to! Quite unintentional, but interesting how both of my haikus end.
Below is my photo of the Corpus Christi Clock in Cambridge, a popular tourist attraction. My first haiku is inspired by this weird and wonderful timepiece.
New Life Replaces Old
Clock ticks on gossamer wings
Time runs its cruel rollercoaster ride
New life replaces old
Clock ticks on gossamer wings, time runs its cruel rollercoaster ride.
Time runs its cruel rollercoaster ride, new life replaces old.
Now on to my second haiku:
New Life Surrenders
The parched land crumbles
Time can’t wait for falling rain
New life surrenders
The parched land crumbles, time can’t wait for falling rain.
Time can’t wait for falling rain, new life surrenders.
© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica.
Words good or bad, are my very own!