The quote for today based on which a Haiku had to be written, reminded me of this picture I had taken a long time ago.
[…] “I began to talk to everything along the Road: tree trunks, puddles, fallen leaves and beautiful vines. It was an exercise of the common people, learned by children and forgotten by adult.” […] (Source: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho).
The quote for today has a strong connection with “being a child as an adult”.© Chèvrefeuille
I saw a Myna,
“One for Sorrow…”, lone it called,
Past it I walked, calm,
It flew ahead, made me turn,
“Two for joy!”. That made me smile…
Writing this haiku brought back memories of the old nursery rhyme ” One for sorrow”, which was based on Magpies. However, when one lives in the tropics, one knows the rhyme but says it on spotting Mynas; at-least that’s how it was back in the eighties. It’s become a habit for me now. If I ever spot one Myna alone, I instinctively look out for the second one to make sure I have good luck :). If this makes me a child, so be it!
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