four orphan senryu

Food for Thought

four orphan senryu

miserable world
they only have each other
orphans’ circumstance

suffering children
irredeemable karma
grief, pain, misplaced hope

delightful dedication
instinctive adoration
selfless sacrifice

defenseless children
heartbreaking perseverance
mutual solace


Written for:

February 26th – Theme: Paint the Image

Photos credits: Google Images, Author: Unknown

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on February 25, 2012, in The Haiku Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. “irredeemable karma” and “mutual solace” My favourite lines from your Haiku today. You paint a clear picture of these children. Thank you.

  2. we are blessed in blindness
    yet we can see
    we are blessed

    Peace ☮

  3. A clear and sorrowful picture painted clearly in your poignant words.
    Thank you,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  4. Zongrik you did it again! This set of senryu is so strong and powerful. Wonderfully crafted and painted with words.


  5. Oh, so sad and you’ve painted it so expertly!

  6. heartbreaking perseverance, mutual solace …sad,sad,sad…well written, Zongrik

  7. Nice take on the prompt….irredeemable karma, stood out for me ~

    My share:

  8. Excellent set for a difficult photo image … irredeemable karma of the second Haiku and the entire third one spoke to me. Thank you for sharing.

    I did not have the “heart” to go with the realism of either image today …so here is my lighter Day 26.

  9. The mutual solace really shines through in the photo, doesn’t it?

    Instead of Food

  10. OMG.. Once again you made me wordless.. powerful…!

  11. That poem was certainly fitting for an AstroPoet. Great.

  12. That’s a heart breaker. I too likes the phrase irredeemable karma.

  13. it`s so heartbreaking,sad,sad,but good write,Tammy

  14. Great poem with amazing picture, defense less children heartbreaking perseverance mutual solace says it all.

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