5.2.13

Haiku: Musings On Pride And Mariachi Melodies...

"There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so." Charles Caleb Colton

Haiku: Musings On Pride And Mariachi Melodies...

Pride lies under foot
Caught by delusions, grand schemes
All is vanity

Tombstone marked for Pride
Lies here, pompous warrior
Consumed by conceit...


 This week, the prompt/word is: Pride



What is a haiku?
 As Leo of Haiku Heights aptly explains, a haiku is a three line poem. It shows what the author wants us to understand from it, rather than tell it directly. The limitation to a haiku is seventeen syllables. It can be at maximum, that much. If you wish to go by the traditional Japanese structure even with English haiku, you can use a 5-7-5 syllable, or 3-5-3 syllable structure




"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable." Aaron Copland  

Haiku: Musings On Pride And Mariachi Melodies...

 My mariachi
Heady melodies at noon
Lovers fight, make up

Mariachi tunes
Laden, old country love songs
Caught between rich foods...


Today, the word is Mariachi (Mexico)

What is Carpe DiemBlog Owner, Kristjaan Panneman,  describes it as:  "a weblog on haiku. It's a new daily haiku meme where you can write a classical or non-classical haiku on a given prompt. Haiku is an ancient Japanese poetry form. A haiku has three short lines and describes a short moment (as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water). Mostly a haiku counts 5-7-5 syllables and is sometimes called 'counted verse.'"




 More Below!


"Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride." Friedrich Nietzsche

Haiku: Musings On Pride And Mariachi Melodies...
 Soldier's Paradox
Sets pride and bravery aside
Drinks guileless words, Praise

Idle folk at home
With no loss to limb or soul
I'm proud of you too?


Some Food for Thought: Do you see yourself through pride eyes? Have you heard mariachi music before?  Take a moment to contemplate what Pride and Mariachi mean to you? Love and Peace in 2013.

I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: Pride,  Mariachi, Pride, via Wikipedia, my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet 
 


40 comments:

  1. Pride and music can be able companions, if pride concedes to music and music applauds pride. :-)

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  2. Beautifully compiled post. The image and the words, wow.
    And many thanks for your comments on my blog :)

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  3. country love songs and rich foods - sound like something I would enjoy having.

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  4. I've long been a fan of heady mariachi melodies, whether at noon or some other time!

    Drunk Mariachi

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  5. Lovely post Kîshmet all haiku are wonderful and different. I like the way you've been inspired by Mariachis . Thank you for this positive energy you share.

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  6. Pride can be crippling. Nicely done.

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  7. The pompous warrior
    The prideful soldier
    What do they fight for?

    Conquest not justice
    To take what others have
    Imperialism not honor

    Yet the band plays
    Songs of love as soldiers die
    Lost in irony

    ~ : ~

    Thank you for all the nice comments on my blog.

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  8. TY DS! I'm making a lot of effort to connect with others in the haiku group and so far, people have been welcoming. I love haiku and hope to keep it up even if I do it a few times a week. TY for the feedback.
    Eliz

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  9. Hi Hazel, TY! You had me laughing. I was actually referring to the traditional, old country music in Mexico. I love Cumbia and some of the older musical arrangements. :-)
    Eliz

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  10. Great take on the pic. Enjoyed both.

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  11. Your haiku are well crafted and the pride one very true. Nice pictures and I like your quotations also :)

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  12. an intriguing post today,,,.I cannot really connect music and pride, except on a superficial 'songs of pride' level...that being said, I espec. like the atmosphere you created in your mariachi set.....

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  13. Beautifully crafted haiku, Eliz. I enjoyed the images you painted with words.

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  14. superb, rich blog and am enjoying the haiku!

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  15. Pride is a delusion Eliz, well said!!



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  16. Beautifully done. I like the play of pride with mariachi music. I have several Mexican and South American students who have great pride in there music, which, of course, includes mariachi. :-)

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  17. Two, terrific haikus. I enjoyed the miriachi haiku a lot.

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  18. I love this whole selection of work. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us :)

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  19. Mark, I'm a fan too even though my allotted time is limited... TY :-)
    Eliz

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  20. TY Kristjaan, Your offerings are inspiring too. ;-)
    Eliz

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  21. Kendall... True; it can be crippling and blinding too. :-) TY!

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  22. JazzB, Quite true and the irony continues in the photo I added... TY! :-)

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  24. Aye TY! Green Speck... TY! :-)

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  25. Oh Tigerbrite! I appreciate the comment and thank you. :-)

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  26. Hi Joanne, TY for your comment. Pride of culture can be reflected in music...and other areas of living. ;-)
    Eliz

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  27. TY Ese! Loved the visit... :-)

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  28. TY AnthonyN ... you are so kind! It was fun to do even as I struggle to learn it. :-)
    Eliz

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  29. Yer Pirate, Glad to see you here and appreciate the feedback. :-)

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  30. Brudberg Merci! Love your haiku too. :-)
    Eliz

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  32. TY Reshma, My yoga teachers always talked about the Maya of pride... especially of the vanity kind. :-)

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  33. Hi Dana, I like that... Cultural appreciation is being proud of our heritage and that is a good thing. TY! :-)

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  34. TY Write Girl! I enjoyed writing that one too... I could see and hear the music. :-)

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  35. TY jrbhaiku!
    This a lot more fun than I had imagined... :-)
    Eliz

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  36. so true about the pride paradox.Beautifully-crafted post as usual. Thank you Eliz! Your blog inspires me...

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  37. Wonderfully crafted, Eliz

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  38. whenever i saw a mariachi, i remember antonio banderas haha

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