Tide- A Haiku

By Somali K Chakrabarti


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Fluid phases of
moon, swinging the tide in a
vast ocean of moods!


© Somali K Chakrabarti,2016

The waxing and waning of the moon is known to be primarily responsible for the rising and falling of ocean tides. The moon cycle is also known to effect our emotions, moods and energy levels to some extent. Hence, there might be some correlation between the phases of moon, the choices we make and the actions we take.

The Haiku is written based on the prompt Tide given by TJ’s Household Haiku

A Haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables in 3 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the second.




Lei: A wreath for your soul  is a string of short poems reflecting on nature, life, illusion and inspiration.Lei




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  • A beautiful moon haiku, Somali!

  • Beautiful haiku. I agree with this. In fact, “lunacy” comes from the latin word luna, meaning moon. A full moon is also supposed to send pregnant women into labor and make nursing home residents more agitated. According to ancient philosophers, the moon affects human behavior and health by its gravitational pull on body fluids.

  • Good one on the physics of nature!

  • Nice Haiku. So doing meditation in the moonlight calms the mind.

  • Interestingly, in Indian astrology moon’s position and movement through the zodiac signs are supposed to be directly relation to a person’s mental state

  • Thank you GC. The correlation is interesting though it may be difficult to comprehend it fully.

  • Just as the moon is ‘fluid’, resting on the waves, so are the moods…..beautiful lines Somali…..really liked it…..

  • सोमाली जी, बह्त सुंदर प्रस्तुति। टाइड पर मेरा एक संस्मरण http://www.jyotidehliwal.com/2015/09/yah-bhi-khub-rahi.html जरुर पढ़िएगा।

  • Comparing the stages of the moon as ‘fluid’ is a great creativity, Somali, and, obviously, the ‘mood’ of the ocean currents depends on it. Science and poem- a great combination here… :-)

  • Yes the moon affects us on many levels..
    And this image you have chosen is beautiful as is your poem Somali :-) <3

  • Beautiful haiku. Yes. mood swings almost like the “fluid moon”. Sometimes, the moon torments the tide in the ocean. :-)

  • Interesting counterpoints and convergences. Great poem, my friend… Sending love. Aquileana ;)

  • It’s amazing that something so seemingly far away like the moon is to the bodies of water, still can have so much power over them. Beautifully expressed!

  • What a brilliant haiku. The last line really catches you!

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