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The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 18 – Famine

by Vidya Sury February 18, 2012 14 comments
The prompt for Day 18 is the word Famine.
Famine

Cracked earth tiled for miles
thirsts for a drop of water
waits disillusioned.

Hungry eyes, parched lips.
Empty heart yearns. Dreams of an
Affectionate kiss
Image courtesy: abstract.desktopnexus.com

An absence of love
No kindness or compassion
An unfulfilled life.

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 18 – February 18th – Theme or Word: Famine
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Grace February 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Very nice…you captured the sad and poignant scene ~

http://everydayamazin.blogspot.com/2012/02/famine.html

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Vidya Sury February 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Thank you, Grace! yours was lovely!

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Cathy Taughinbaugh February 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Hi Vidya,

I love this haiku! You paint the picture with your words about the devastation a famine an cause. It’s hard to imagine, but we know that life can be so unkind. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry.

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Vidya Sury February 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

🙂 Thank you, Cathy. The word famine always brings all sorts of deprivation images to the mind! Hugs! And I appreciate the compliment very much!

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Someone is Special February 18, 2012 at 9:39 pm

thoughtful Vidya.. 🙂

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Vidya Sury February 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Thanks, Saravana

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Fran Sorin February 19, 2012 at 5:29 am

Vidya….
Each one you write pulls at my heartstring…especially this phrase….
Hungry eyes, parched lips.
Empty heart yearns. Dreams of an
Affectionate kiss

You’re a fine poet Vidya….it is a treat that you are sharing your artistry with us 🙂

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Vidya Sury February 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Thank you for the kind words, Fran. Your words will be my affirmation when I am low. Hugs!

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Unknown Mami February 19, 2012 at 2:34 am

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.-Dalai Lama

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Vidya Sury February 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

You’re absolutely right, Unknown Mami. The Dalai Lama’s quotes are words to live by. Thank you!

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Betsy at Zen-Mama February 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

Very thought provoking. Thanks Vidya!

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Vidya Sury February 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Dear Betsy, thank you for coming by! Hugs to you!

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farouk February 19, 2012 at 8:31 am

that’s touching 🙂

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Vidya Sury February 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Thank you, dear Farouk! So glad to have you here! Hugs!

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