Home – A Haiku

Memories of home 
Break my heart and make me weep
a long way from home

This post was written in response to the Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 361. The words for this week are home and weep. The challenge is to write a Haiku using the two words. Click on the link to know more about this challenge and to read the entries by my fellow bloggers. Thank you, Ronovan for hosting this challenge. πŸ™‚

I have experimenting a lot with poetry of late. Poetry! It’s something that I never thought I could pull off effortlessly. Poems don’t come to me as effortlessly as stories but I think I am improving. This is my first successful attempt at a Haiku. I had tried many times but more often than not, I ended up changing it into a normal poem because I exceeded the prescribed syllable count.

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139 thoughts on “Home – A Haiku

  1. This reminded me of when I went Banaras for the first time for my college studies, so far away from home for the first time. Beautiful emotion Shweta β™₯β™₯

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  2. That’s how I felt too when I was away from home for the first time. You’ll get home soon. ❀

    Haiku always seems difficult in the first attempt. You’ll get comfortable with the syllable count as you start exploring more into haiku world.

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    1. It’ll only be for a visit. But even that seems risky now.
      I hope that I’ll be able to write more Haikus. Thanks a lot for your advice and your encouraging words, Anisha ❀️


    1. I had to shift because of my job and even after marriage, we’re still here, far from home. It’s a great sadness indeed – one that lingers beneath the surface and hits when we’re least expecting it. Thank you for reading.

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      1. Yes that’s true. I hope you don’t mind me asking but how long has it been since you last visited?
        Yes, video calls are a good thing. At least we’ll be able to see our loved ones

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      2. 2017 I went Kerala to see my brother and sisters family 🌷😊
        Then my sister and sons and my brother family visited here πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒ·
        Now all WhatsApp communication video calls only !!
        Thank you for the lovely reply πŸŒ·πŸ™πŸ˜Š

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      3. Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. I really hope that the pandemic vanishes. The cases are so high in India. They are reducing but they are still on the higher side compared to other countries. Hang in there. Take care.

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    1. I’ve never really really considered myself to be much of a poetess. I’ve never felt that confident about my poems until very recently.
      I’ve never really managed to successfully write a Haiku before this. They would start as a Haiku but they’ll end up as normal poems 🀣

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  3. I love this Shweta!! Simply amazing, homesickness is horrible .
    And I haven’t been reading your posts lately because I’ve been on a hiatus, sort of, but I hope to catch up ❀️

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    1. Thanks a lot, Rishika. ❀️
      Oh, that’s all right. No explanations necessary. We all need a hiatus from time to time. Take all the time you need. I hope you’ll be back with a post soon.

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