Rakaposhi, or: Snow-covered

Poetry Partners #113

‘Dandelion’, a poem by Ara of ‘Writing Flow’ (coming soon)

The light seeds are dispersed
By the wind to grow
Like a stream of diamonds
Glowing slowly in the air
Finally reaches the ground
The buds grow and then open
Beautiful yellow petals appear
With a green strand to support
Eventually, a seed head grow
Like an 'Angel' in a white dress
Dancing and swirling to donate
The new light seeds in the air
Rakaposhi and Dandelion together
Caped by snow and seeds forever

A haibun by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

This blogging thing, I think, amazed. This, our international community of writers.

I’d never heard of Rakaposhi Mountain before reading Ara’s lovely poem about dandelions; heck, how much do I really know about Pakistan at all?

Well, I know that Pakistan and India were founded simultaneously in 1947, one year before the establishment of Israel. And: before being founded, much like Israel, Pakistan and India were under British rule. Also: Pakistan is a Muslim country, whereas India is predominantly Hindu.

words seed wonder
pregnant-mountainous pause
poem in one breath

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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16 thoughts on “Rakaposhi, or: Snow-covered”

  1. Araโ€™s Dandelion is beautiful โ€“ to me they had always just been weeds, until now ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š. And, yes, donโ€™t we learn so much through otherโ€™s writing? This is a lovely pair of poetry partners.

  2. This same thought and feeling passed through my mind as I was reading through Ara’s Dandelion.
    My reading world and knowledge of geography is narrow or lob-sided.
    Depicted in an exquisite unbeknownst to me setting, the poet weaves magic with her observation of the Dandelion.
    We truly bring our countries into the light when we raise them up i.
    Ah that sounds clumsy. I hope you get me.
    In a nutshell, your haibun sums up my own feelings – “word seeds wonder”
    It had the same effect on me.

    Ok, now I am rattling๐Ÿ˜‚

  3. The mountains are impressive and the dandelion gets less respect than Rodney Dangerfield! Glad to read a poem that gives them both their due! As for the haibun – you are absolutely correct that the WP poets are a wonderful international group. I’ve found them to be welcoming and supportive! So nice to find such interesting and diverse perspectives in poetry!

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