Haiku - Sand

reaching out
i throw a handful of sand
towards the stars

inspired by
Robert Service's

A Grain Of Sand
If starry space no limit knows
And sun succeeds to sun,
There is no reason to suppose
Our earth the only one.
'Mid countless constellations cast
A million worlds may be,
With each a God to bless or blast
And steer to destiny.

Just think! A million gods or so
To guide each vital stream,
With over all to boss the show
A Deity supreme.
Such magnitudes oppress my mind;
From cosmic space it swings;
So ultimately glad to find
Relief in little things.

For look! Within my hollow hand,
While round the earth careens,
I hold a single grain of sand
And wonder what it means.
Ah! If I had the eyes to see,
And brain to understand,
I think Life's mystery might be
Solved in this grain of sand.

by john tiong chunghoo

Comments (4)

.......love the imagery of your haiku....and love this poem by service...he is one of my favourite poets...
Different this haiku is. Like it!
I hope this takes the rule of Haiku..Any ways got inspired by your poem Inescapable leave Traveling with the wind Desert sand
I loved this one...Maybe its something to d with the sand..Being living in the Middle East I guess