Haiku Poem – インド旅行

four arrows poised
stab loves breaking heart
white mourns loss

(Ben version)
かなしみの こころに ひとつき なげきの や

(Michiko version)
よんほんの しろい ひとつき なげきの や

In January of 2017, I took a trip to India. I discovered there is a historical background for the Taj Mahal. So, I wrote this haiku poem.

Once upon a time, there was a king in India. One day, the king went to a nearby market. While shopping there, he saw a beautiful woman. With just one look the king fell in love with her. The woman had no special power or status and was the daughter of a common family. Yet, she became the king’s third wife. Out of all three of his wives, the king loved her the most. However, unfortunately, the woman eventually died. Grief stricken over her death, the king decided to build a tomb. The tomb for this deeply loved woman had to be spectacular.



Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Ben Clark
– Japanese by Ben Clark and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Ben

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