starfire in my bowl
will not quench my burning thirst—
perhaps a dewdrop
~~ ~~ ~~
In the hay meadow,
seven farmers quench their thirst
with long draughts of ale.
~~ ~~ ~~
The fire within you—
no one can quench its burning,
for it is holy.

© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday: “Quench”

Posted on February 27, 2013, in haiku, senryu, Sensational Haiku Wednesday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. love the images you conjured today =)

    and seems we all have fire in our bellies this week!

  2. wonderful scenes painted, and without a photo! the last is my favorite – it felt biblical…

  3. I love the meadow-farmer-ale image!

  4. The fire within is holy … yes !!!

  5. long draughts of ale- in the old days when drinking beer was in TV ads, my best friend and I would think, “oh, that really looks good, esp. on a summer day.” But neither of us can stand the taste! we prefer wine…

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