in new arms. water sealed child.
of the covenant.
This haiku was penned in church this past February while I ran the projector for song lyrics and witnessed the baptism of a baby adopted into a family. Even though I did not really know the couple. I penned it onto a small sheet of paper, drew a little baptismal graphic, and gave it to them afterwards. I did add some full-stops to change it’s rhythm which I did not like initially.
It appeared on the blog when it was being published only on the mirror site and seeing it again today I thought I would reprint it here.
I would like to encourage more such spontaneous haiku writing actually. Maybe we could call it haiku bombing 🙂
south asia seeps
pungent, sweet into my tongue;
at the zoo a flock,
upright and slender, in shades
of mennonite blue