Circle of Life: A Haiku Sequence

From the void we come,
Pure and innocent beings,
Newborns of the world.

Tiny fingers grasp,
Eyes wide with wonder and awe,
Life's adventure starts.

Childhood joys abound,
Laughter, play, and exploration,
Infinite wonder.

Adolescence looms,
A time of change and challenge,
Fledgling birds take flight.

Young adulthood's call,
Independence, passion, growth,
Pursuit of life's dreams.

Middle age arrives,
Responsibility weighs heavy,
Paths become more clear.

Silver strands appear,
Wisdom, grace, and reflection,
Ageless soul within.

Elderly and wise,
The circle of life complete,
Peaceful rest awaits.
Circle of Life: A Haiku Sequence

The circle of life is a beautiful and complex thing, encompassing the many stages of existence from birth to death and beyond. It is a reminder that nothing in this world is permanent, that everything has a beginning and an end, and that we must cherish each moment we are given.

At the heart of the circle of life is the miracle of birth, when new life bursts forth and takes its first breath. It is a time of wonder and joy, as parents hold their newborn child in their arms, awed by the fragility and beauty of this new being. The circle of life continues as that child grows, learns, and experiences the world around them, forging new connections and discovering their place in the world.

As the years pass, we come to understand that the circle of life is not just about growth and renewal, but also about loss and grief. We watch loved ones age and pass away, recognizing that death is an essential part of the circle of life, and that it is something we all must face eventually.

Yet even in the midst of sadness and loss, there is a sense of continuity and connection that runs through the circle of life. We remember the people who have touched our lives, who have made us who we are, and we carry their memories with us as we move forward. And we know that, just as we were once part of someone else’s circle of life, we will one day become a part of another’s.

The circle of life is a reminder that we are all connected, that our actions and choices have a ripple effect that can touch the lives of those around us. It encourages us to live fully in the present, to embrace the joys and challenges of each day, and to cherish the people and experiences that make life so precious.

So let us honor the circle of life, this ever-turning wheel that encompasses all that we are and all that we will be. Let us celebrate the birth of new life, the growth and renewal of the world around us, and the memories of those we have loved and lost. And let us take comfort in the knowledge that, no matter where we are in the circle of life, we are all a part of something larger than ourselves.



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2 responses to “Circle of Life: A Haiku Sequence”

  1. beingnothingissomething Avatar

    Such a beautiful way to express life

    Liked by 1 person

  2. elizabethmiller58 Avatar

    The circle of life is beautiful and complex. It’s a reminder that everything has a beginning and an end, and that we must cherish each moment we are given.

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