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IBMC #4 – Hunt a Haiku Challenge

Today’s challenge:

Given to you are five haiku’s. Pick any one and write your interpretation to it. You can build a story and make the haiku part of it. You can continue the haiku and make another poem out of it. Let the creativity wander and hunt it down the way you want.

The haiku I chose for the challenge is :

Haiku 05
past hosted party,
gave future as the present,
present is partying.

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past hosted party,
gave future as the present,
present is partying

amid all the music and dance

free flow of chatter

the past clung on

to the future all night

a squabble ensued

the past didn’t let go

the future filled with fear

each wanting to prove a point

the blame game continued

without a consensus

that they forgot to enjoy the present!

Isn’t it an irony of life that we hold on to the past, are apprehensive of the future and in the bargain forget to live and enjoy the present?


31 comments on “IBMC #4 – Hunt a Haiku Challenge

  1. pins & ashes
    February 15, 2017

    very true! sometimes the past is so compelling we tend to hold on to it forgetting that neither the past nor future is what is, but what we are living now… Good day Radhika.

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  2. Meenakshi Sethi
    February 15, 2017

    All scriptures all wise books keeps on telling us live in present but this mind tricks us. All our life we either cling to past or day dream future losing all connection and peace of present. Beautifully described Radhika 👍


  3. Amitav Chowdhury
    February 15, 2017

    Nice wordplay in this write. Loved the message put across in a unique way.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Prakash Hegade
    February 15, 2017

    That was a meaningful ‘present’ of the haiiku. So very enjoyed reading this extension.

    It carries a message to glorify the present.. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. micketalbot
    February 15, 2017

    Great challenge!


  6. The Monoceros Stone
    February 15, 2017

    WOW! It is Beautiful!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. boundlessblessingsblog
    February 15, 2017

    Radhika so very true, totally agree with our Past, Present and Future. Sometimes the past is so compelling we tend to hold on to it forgetting that there is no past nor future only the present which is so beautiful. Great poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. daneelyunus
    February 15, 2017

    nice one Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sumith
    February 16, 2017

    Love the word craft! Beautiful message.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. भूत न बीता
    वर्तमान न जीता
    भविष्य हारा ।

    Liked by 2 people

  11. dilkiaawazsunoblog
    February 18, 2017

    kitna aacha hota ke hum log bhi jo beet gaya usko bhool kar ya usse seekh lekar aage badhe, na ki bhavishya ka soch kar aaj bhi gava den…

    very interesting.. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Phonon_army
    August 5, 2018

    This is absolutely true…! Beautiful interpretation of the haiku

    Liked by 1 person

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