Carpe Diem #1321 Miracles


As part of the Haiku challenge, this week, we were given a quote from Paulo Coelho’s novel, “The Zahir”. The Zahir means ‘the obvious’ or ‘conspicuous’ in Arabic. Our goal today was to try to write/compose a haiku and let it be that little wonder, that little miracle that makes you happy.


The great advantage of writing about spirituality is that I know I’m bound to keep encountering people with some kind of gift. Some of those gifts are real, others are fraudulent, some of those people are trying to use me, others are merely testing me out. I have seen so many amazing things that I no longer have the slightest doubt that miracles can happen, that everything is possible, and that people are beginning to relearn the inner powers they long ago forgot.” […] (Source: The Zahir by Paulo Coelho)

My haikus based on the quote:

I often wonder,
Truth and lie, hope and despair,
Where do I figure?

The universe sprawls,
The skies,stars, amidst it all
Me… a tiny speck,

Life… a zillion breaths,
A mystery, a journey,
Death…a breath away!

This moment; a gift,
A miracle, a wonder,
Live, Laugh, Love, Let go…

inner child

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11 responses to “Carpe Diem #1321 Miracles”

  1. Ssameera :) Avatar
    Ssameera :)

    This book changed my perception towards things. A beautiful book.
    And your Haiku is amazing as well. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Well since the book meant so much to you, I’m so glad my Haiku did not disappoint you. Thank you so much again for the appreciation 🙂

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  2. thewritewomanblog Avatar

    To realize that your every moment of being alive is a miracle is your first step to wisdom, was a friend’s reminder. Loved the poem, Smitha

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Pranitha. Love your comment. We take our breath/ life for granted. You are fortunate to have friends who understand this and share their wisdom. If we only remember this, we’d be so much happier.

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      1. thewritewomanblog Avatar

        So so true, Smitha😊

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  3. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    A wonderful exploration of the miracle of being alive Smitha.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Andrea…Thanks…was hoping it goes with the quote provided.

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  4. E R Kendrich Avatar
    E R Kendrich

    I enjoyed these. They reflect some things I’ve been thinking about lately. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      It’s so good to hear from you again. It’s been a long time ☺. The recent cyclone in India made me reflect…thinking of how insignificant we are in the entire scheme of things. Thanks E R for sharing your thoughts. Xx

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      1. E R Kendrich Avatar
        E R Kendrich

        Natural disasters can make us feel that way as it makes us realize how powerless we really are. Glad you stayed safe. 🙂

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