To Brother After the Storm (a Haiku)

The morn awakes you
By the passing of the clouds:


The roof is missing.



- ksm / 2015

33 comments:

  1. Yes, the roof and the whole house are floating away ~ I don't miss those typhoons, smiles ~

    Good to see you Kelvin ~

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  2. Wow! That is a powerful visual. Well done!

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  3. Well, there is definitely that.

    Fine on the morning after, but I bet as it ripped off
    it was quite terrifying.

    I think this would def take a glass half full kinda
    person to see it this way.

    Nice, kelvin.

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  4. Yikes! That was quite a monsoon. Perhaps more of a hurricane. Peace, Linda

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    1. Nope, Linda. Come here in Philippines, you'll be thrilled how a simple rain can produce a flood. Smiles.

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  5. The drastic side to a monsoon.. captured vividly in this gorgeous piece :D

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  6. And just think that it could be raining. You are such a master of short poetry, Kelvin! Our comments sound pale compared to how your words make their point.

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  7. Ah those storms can create some real damage...I guess a roof missing is better than a whole home. You have a way of saying just what is needed my friend.

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  8. Beautiful and dangerous- the monsoon breathes life and destroys..just as easily!

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  9. This was the feeling I had after a recent bad storm when I went out the next morning and surveyed my ruined and flattened garden....

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  10. As in all nature, the good comes with the bad..vivid illustration of the devastation that can occur in a monsoon

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  11. oh heck - that was unexpected like it is when things like that happen - what a nightmare to wake up to - but what a good sleep if they didn't hear anything

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  12. I have never experienced the typhoon aspect of a monsoon. The missing roof aspect must be a tough one.. The devastation and the havoc caused by weather.

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  13. I don't know if my comment posted or what....I said the poem is power-packed, Wowza.

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  14. this could be seen as a humourous haiku...but certainly could also be seen as a tragic one. I quite liked this!

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  15. This poem says it like it is, Kelvin. You have captured a typhoon's essence in very few words.

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  16. It certainly is a shock to see the passing clouds above! Missing roof will affect a few, yes! Realistic picture Pareng Kelvin!

    Hank

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  17. Stark reality of Nature's Love
    has no limits of building human..
    Love pours down in ways of
    Love far beyond an
    ant of mound..:)

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  18. Hah! Finally the monsoon I understand.

    Miss your poetry Kelvin!

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  19. Wow, brevity at its best. Loved this Kelvin.

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  20. What a storm! Nicely done. That last line makes quite an impact.

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  21. What a storm! The last line makes quite an impact

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  22. A breath of fresh air so to speak - great humour and tragedy rolled into one. Why don't you join us at Carpe Diem's daily haiku meme by the way - really good fun. http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.fi/

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  23. That's so scary.....so effectively said...

    sreeja
    wrtingonjusttowrite.blogspot.com

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  24. This unfolds as if the author is still adjusting to the unexpected reality - and possesses a great classical haiku spirit. Very nicely done!

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  25. Oh my Kelvin, this is spectacular! I love your photo. I am going to go back to writing soon. So nice to see you.

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  26. You inspired me to go back to blogging. I did so upon a new blog here (http://nohwherebuthere.blogspot.com) Hugs!

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  27. Oopps ... I would prefer a roof if I am waking up at home.

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  28. Amazing blog and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!

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  29. Now, that's an ending line! :)

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  30. Just dropping to say HI!!!! Hope you are well ~

    Grace

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Thanks for the kind words!

- kelvin s.m.