Friday, November 5, 2010


Inspired and prompted by The Thursday Think Tank # 22 ( styled in Haiku )

The Magic Wand

Of the magic wand

Of suspended tears forewarned

Make it all easy

Have a taste of it

A make believe encounter

I am through with it

Can you get it right?

Akin to Harry Potter

I will lie in wait

I can’t bear to hear

Of a likely homecoming

All gone asunder


kaykuala said...

Dear Ninotaziz Ma'am,
Upon seeing the challenge, I hurriedly penned the above within the hour. Acceptable as a haiku you believe?

ninotaziz said...

Dear Sir Hank,
I was about to warn you not to be too enamoured with free form...and found Japanese structured poetry! Aahhhh, I need not have worried.

Lovely, but more apt as Senryu rather than haiku.

Eric Alder said...

A quartet of haiku - how cool!

kaykuala said...

Dear Ninotaziz Ma'am,
It is more by accident than design. Why not haiku, I thought? Now you come up with 'Senryu'. I am yet to see how much different it is from haiku. I'll find out. Things coming to a crescendo. I'm having fun!

kaykuala said...

Dear Eric,
Gone through your blogs. Good presence in various aspects and good haiku.

Diane T said...

Are lying in wait hoping to become a magician? Bless you!

kaykuala said...

Diane Ma'am,
Lying in wait to spring a magic? wow!
I thought it's a lifetime vocation not easily mastered.

Diane T said...

Kaykuala, you must be from Hawaii. I was just there last week. Yes geckos DO make good pets!

ninotaziz said...

Dear Sir Hank,

Check out Tumblewords blog - she introduced Senryu to all of us.

Your poems are getting lovelier and lovelier!

kaykuala said...

Diane Ma'am,
Near enough but not quite. I'm from Malaysia. But I've been to Hawaii together with my loving wife, Shadah and our 2 kids way back in 1981 (how ancient I feel!)

Adura and her brother Hafi were just 9 and 4 respectively then. But they got to frolick freely on Waikiki when I could only imagine doing so at their age.

The tourist guide took great pains to explain how a pineapple clump looked like ( we have them in Malaysia though ) My point is we are in the same climatic zone. Come to Malaysia, it's just like Hawaii!

Yes, we have geckos here too.

kaykuala said...

Dear Ninotaziz Ma'am,
Thanks. As though through a strange telepathic impulse, Mdm Tumblewoods checked me out yesterday ( at my previous ' Chicken' post and I think for the first time ). How nice of her. I'll look up Tumblewoods for sure!

Al-Manar said...

I just gaze and wonder

Trying hard to remember

kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,
I see good beginnings of a stanza. Go for it!

Jingle said...

love your Haikus.

Ellen aka Ella said...

Really lovely~

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


A most delightful read. Though with a little warning to respect the dangers or mood of magic too!!!

I have added your blog to my list. I hope to revisit your poems.

Eileen :)

kaykuala said...

Jingle, Ellen and Eileen, Ma'am,
Thanks a million. Thanks for dropping by. And Eileen, will likewise add your blog to mine.