This is my eleventh entry for the Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. The two words for this week are Morrow and Surge. All four of my haikus are about people and things that happen in the Hindu epic of Mahabharata. Here’s a link to Ronovan’s blog https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/08/31/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-321-morrow-surge/

The Guidelines are simple.

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. The link above has links within it to articles about how to write Haibun, Tanka, and even a new form I created called Freku. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you likeinstead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
  2. The two words can be used as you like. Words have different definitions and you can use the definitions you like. You can even use a synonym word as long as it does not change the meaning. Go to Thesaurus.com for Synonym help.
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My Haikus

1.) Arjuna vowed to kill Jayadratha

on the fourteenth morrow before

the battle ended.

2.) If Jayadratha didn’t die

before the sunset Arjuna would

surge into the pyre.

3.) So on the morrow at

red dawn the armies of the

Kurus met for war.

4.) Devotional shows

like Mahabharat see a massive

surge in viewership.

Mahabharat Becomes India's #1 TV Show, Shri Krishna At #2, Ramayana At #3 - Top TV Shows In India July, 2020
Mahabharat Becomes India’s #1 TV Show, Shri Krishna At #2, Ramayana At #3 – Top TV Shows In India July, 2020

In Indonesia, the drama was broadcast on Antv dubbed in Indonesian in 2014. In 2015, the show aired in its original version and subtitled in English on MBC Digital 4 every Sunday in Mauritius. In Thailand, the drama was broadcast on Channel 5 dubbed in Thai in 2016. In Myanmar,it has been dubbed in Burma as မဟာဘာရတ and telecasted everyday on Sky Net World Drama Channel. In Sri Lanka, it has been dubbed in Sinhalese as මහාභාරත් and telecasted on Swarnavahini. Countless people all over the world watched Mahabharat from countries like Russia, America, Indonesia, England, Thailand, and China. I’m proud to be a Birdie (fan of Shaheer Sheikh Nawaz) from America. Because of our Shaheer I became friends with fellow Birdies from all over the world!