Kilig

KiligToday is the 1st day of the Word High July – 30 Beautiful Filipino Words challenge, set by the wonderful people at A Reading Writer blog.

They have provided 30 of the most beautiful words from the Filipino language.  On each day in July, one of these words will act  as a prompt for a poem, short story, a photo or song.

I have taken up the challenge and will be attempting to write a piece of micro-poetry in the 5,7,5 syllable format (Haiku or Senyru) for each day in July.

Today’s offering is the word, Kilig, a noun meaning “Butterflies in one’s stomach.”

 

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YAY! Love the touch of hope ❤
Lovely haiku, Davy!

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I really felt “kilig” !!! Beautiful haiku. It captured the meaning of Kilig. Looking forward to more of your posts abt Word High July 🙂

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Very elegant, the lines work beautifully.

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This is a nice, positive poem. I had not heard of the senryu before, though I am familiar with haiku. I will have to learn more about this poem type. Thank you. Have a blessed day.

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    Thank you. I was only made aware of the Senryu when someone pointed out a Haiku I wrote was not a Haiku. Haikus, I’m told, relate solely to nature. It is an interesting subject and conversation to have and you have given me a good idea for a future blog post. Thanks again for visiting and reading.

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      You’re welcome. Now you have me wondering if the haiku I last wrote is actually a haiku or not. The prompt was music and I spoke of the heart. A heart is natural, of course, but not in the way that we generally view “nature”. I need to re-investigate haiku now, too. This challenge is turning into a learning adventure. Thank you and have a great weekend.

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Great poem. I could not write in such few words. I take 500 words to say hello. Brevity is a great talent. You managed to say a lot in only a few words.

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    Thank you for your comments and kind words David. I think my wife would argue with your comments. At the end of the day we just say what we need to say. There is beauty in both brevity and longevity.

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Uhhhhuuuhh. ❤ This melts the heart, Davy!

Senryu/haiku is one of my favorite forms and I am glad I'll be reading 30 great pieces of it from you. 🙂 I am excited to read them every day! 🙂 Thank youuu!

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Kilig indeed <3! Hope and Love do sometimes tend to go hand in hand.

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Love the connectivity of words and ideas.

A moth on my heart

Something on the radio
Stopped me in my tracks

I’ve known
The anxiety
Of butterflies
Smiles at the
Old gull joke
But a moth
On her heart

“It put a moth on my heart” she said
And I had to repeat it in my head
Lest I forget before I could set
It down

And I thought of times
A moth had settled
With fluttered wings
In my eye frame
A soft drama
Of expectation
The lightness
Pausing breath
Then launching
© John Daniels 2016

Old gull joke. Doctor I I’ve had a gull in my tummy.
Do you mean ‘Butterflies’?
No, I had a nasty turn! Apologies.

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