Saturday, April 7, 2012

Ah, Life Is A Game

April 8, 2012
Written for Haiku Heights
April Challenge..

Prompt : Play

Also Shared with One single Impression

Prompt: Wassail

Before the main course let me confess:

Words fall in my head
and my heart plays with them
Soul creates haiku..


Ah, Life Is a Game

Ah life is a game;
but then it will be curtains
with final whistle

With final whistle
will vanish the ground;
the spectators

The spectators
for whom we often play;

no more for others, hey;
play for the soul

Play for the soul
lets go wassailing for
sweet happier fruits

Sweet happier fruits
come from constant fair play;
Ah, life is a game..

Prompt for OSI Sunday is the word Wassail refers to several related traditions; first and foremost wassailing is an ancient southern English tradition that is performed with the intention of ensuring a good crop of cider apples for the next year's harvest.


  1. aaaahh!!! Rameshji, awesome once more.i said yesterday, that each of your haiku beats the previous holds. :)

    i will try picking lines that i loved and would have no problem reading time and again.

    "With final whistle
    will vanish the ground;
    the spectators"

    no more for others, hey;
    play for the soul"

    "Sweet happier fruits
    come from constant fair play;
    Ah, life is a game.."

    lovely.. thank you for this one.. :)

  2. I especially liked your lines "life is a game" and "play for the soul"
    I enjoyed all of the set very much. Thank you.

  3. life is a true very nice :)

  4. didnt get the first one though...

  5. Nice weaving of life is a game ~

    Your poetry form is spreading :-)

  6. Again Ramesh ... life is a game. I love this cascading haiku series. Great one on the prompt.

  7. And all the world is a stage and we are mere players ~ well written ~ you certainly like the cascading form ~ thanks ~ namaste, ^_^

  8. Life is certainly a game, Ramesh! And in a game there are winners and losers. You have many instances here cascading smoothly! Great!


  9. Ah, shades of Shakespeare..." all the world is a stage" Another good is Will's
    birthday this month!

  10. simply loved it sir...I'm short of words to praise this Post of yours... :)

  11. An excellent variation to the game.

  12. Play for the soul is an awesome line....We spend most of our lives pleasing others....A beautiful message within haiku!...and the confession haiku was mind blowing!...Loved it!

  13. Brilliant! love the way it leads you in!!!

  14. How we create, what we create, and how we share...this is amazing.

  15. Life is a game..... Beautiful. Marvelous.

  16. A complex chain of analysis. I look forward every day to see where the prompts take you.

  17. excellent write!..i love this line "life is a game". thanks for sharing!

  18. I loved ur "confession"..and the line "play for the soul"; I have adopted it for life:) I think its very motivating and gives happiness..!

  19. play for the soul!!! Very well said... Yes, play for the soul..! :)

  20. Keeping our soul in mind with everything seems important to happiness and delight ... Speaking from the heart ...
    Lovely Haiku cascades ... it is becoming your trademark style, Ramesh :-)!!

    This is my Day 8 ~~ Waiting Their Turn.

  21. You're right: One day it will be curtain down, game over.'s how we play that matters!

    The Christ Child at Play