12.2.13

Haiku: A Touch Of Red And Vanity...

"I've stopped racing to get to the red light." Kyle Chandler

Haiku: A Touch Of Red And Vanity...
Red lanterns
Steps taken for luck
New Year treats...


Vain lady in red
Caught between present and past
Relief comes in spring...

This week, the prompt/word is: Red


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








"Vanity is but the surface." Blaise Pascal

Haiku: A Touch Of Red And Vanity...

 All is vanity
Jewels from worldly travels
All mean naught to God...


 Today, the word is Vanity

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.'"







"We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own." Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Haiku: A Touch Of Red And Vanity...

A touch of red dust
Lovers gather at the square
New Year's memories...


Some Food for Thought: Do you see Red when you're angry? Have you ever been called Vain?  Take a moment to contemplate what Red and Vanity 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: Red lanterns, Vanity/Pride via Wikipedia, my personal collection.

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

31 comments:

  1. Vain lady in red
    Caught between present and past
    Relief comes in spring...

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  2. Interesting haikus. Love the picture of the lanterns.

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  3. TY Dominique! This set needed a bit more reworking... :-)

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  4. I love those red lanterns and hope they bring!

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  5. Positive Kishmet these are wonderfully crafted haiku. They are all little gems, but (of course) I like the haiku on vanity the most (what a vanity ... as your host of Carpe Diem :-))

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  6. The photo's compliment the haikus perfectly. Beautiful! :-)

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  7. Fantastic photography and lovely haiku ~

    Carol of (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

    Thanks for 'visiting' ~

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  8. A touch of red dust -- how very pretty ^^
    i love that photo of the lanterns so red and lively ^^
    happy valentines day :)

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  9. Isn't it strange that the things that mean nothing to God often mean much to us?

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  10. the entire post is totally wonderful...very thought-provoking - I love the first Chandler quote, and realized, I don't race to red lights anymore either..

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  11. Love your wonderful words on your blog - and in comments you wrote too! Will pass by to your blog and spend time here properly shortly,during the next few hours - thank you so much..!

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  12. Lovely Haiku, esp the one on vanity...God must be looking at man and wondering where he erred in his creating such a flawed creature...

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  13. "relief comes in spring" was unexpected and delightful. I enjoyed them all.

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  14. The red lanterns must have been taken somewhere in Chinatown. Hung in conjunction with Chinese New Year, I imagine! They're beautiful. So also both haiku of color red! Nicely Eli!

    Hank

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  15. When I see red lanterns it reminds me of Chinese people or China. Anyway, when I am angry I don't see red but black because I close my eyes :) This helps me think and think.

    Mommy Maye

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  16. red is for good luck!
    happy valentines day!

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  17. I love those lanterns and your words with them.... awesome!

    http://unshakenthoughts.com/2013/02/09/red-senryu/

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  18. a meaningful post! loving the photo! :)

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  19. i love those red lanterns..advance happy heart day

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  20. The lanterns are bright and beautiful..good one

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  21. Your haikus are always meaningful! Your post always comes with a lesson we all must remember.

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  22. Vanity is meaningless! An important lesson but hard to learn.

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  23. before I didn't know the meaning of haiku until I read your description below. That is a great way of expressing your thoughts in shortest way.

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  24. wonderful photos of the lanterns. i've been used to in making haiku in Filipino version since i'm a Filipino subj teacher.

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  25. I live the lanterns especially at night. I think I should check out Rochefaucauld's wisdom more...

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  26. The red lanterns are indeed beautiful! So festive!

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  27. Am I seeing red when angry? I don't think so.:)

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