Friday, April 29, 2016

TEMPORAL (The way of all flesh) - Lalrinmawii Khiangte

My roses have dried,
Withered, wilted and whimper,
"We cannot go on..."

We are born for death,
For 'tis the way of all flesh,
We come and we go.

Nature has designed,
Temporal mortality,
So, perish we must.

Betwixt birth and death,
Richness of abundant life,
Is for our taking.

*A haiku is a three lined Japanese verse composition of one stanza comprising of seventeen syllables of 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively, traditionally evoking images of the natural world. However, instead of the conventional one stanza haiku, the writer has taken the liberty to put four haikus together to form a whole, although every stanza i.e. every haiku, can function on its own, independently.

Lalrinmawii Khiangte (also known as Mamawii) is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Govt. Aizawl College, Mizoram. She has contributed several poems to a number of publications over the years including The Oxford Anthology of Writings from North-East India.

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