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Say Sayonara

This is a Haiku I am writing which I never new before coming to the Blog world. I see and read of few bloggers who write Haiku, it was interesting to me, to know this style of Japanese poetry writing; it seems it consists of three lines only and the first line being of 5 syllables, second line of 7 syllables and again the third line of 5 syllables. This information I am giving to those who do not know about this form of poetry writing.

 I am humble to say that the title I have used is a Japanese word now popularly used in English and other languages of the world since the 19th century.

These particular lines made me to write when I meet or have met so many people in this world who are on the verge of leaving this world.

To your surprise it’s a strange fact that you all have met these people in your regular course of life.

Be it an ailing patient, an old person, fatal accidental injury, chronic disease, drowning person, a person in coma….. so on and so forth…..

These people might be our own kith and kin, very old person in the family, friend in bed for long, anybody whom we know or not is very near to death. Who would say Goodbye through his eyes, hand movements, or by words or anything which shall make us know he/she wants to say Sayonara. 

Dying Images 1

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Dying Images 3



37 thoughts on “SAYONARA

    Kamal Kothari said:
    May 19, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Best wishes for the new start, well started too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    cindy knoke said:
    May 19, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Love this. So creative.

    Liked by 1 person

    corneliaweberphotography said:
    May 20, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Shiva, this is an amazing post, the images and the Sayonara, I really love it all.

    Liked by 2 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 20, 2016 at 7:57 am

      Thanks so much for the encouraging comment.
      You are a good Photographer and you keep clicking images of life and incidents, if you have ever clicked any photo connected to this post and would want to share it, you may send it to me to my email or put it on the comment I shall insert it to this post and give the credit to you. In any case you inform me by replying to this.
      See my Post “One day is Over” which is on my Poetry menu the most early poetry I had written and have shared some shots I had taken from my smart phone, you may comment on that in your photographic artistic way.
      Thanks Again,

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    Deb said:
    May 20, 2016 at 2:23 am

    You know I never thought about it that way but you are right. We have met these people through our lifetime, and I wonder now which ones they were. Hmmm
    Well done on the Haiku, very smart!

    Liked by 2 people

    patriciaruthsusan said:
    May 20, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Lovely Haiku, Shiva. Sayonara is a beautiful word. 🙂 — Suzanne

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      I just thought of that word “Sayonara” in the last moment instead of Goodbye!
      Thankyou so much.


    Christa chn said:
    May 20, 2016 at 7:39 am

    One of the most beautiful Japanese term to me, and how creatively and beautifully have you turned that word into.

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 20, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Dear Christa!
      The first time I heard about the word ‘Sayonara’ it was when I was in high school a film called ‘Love in Tokyo’ of 1966 in Hindi, in India, was released and there was a song on Sayonara which made me remember that, while I was finalizing this Haiku, then I thought why should I not use this word instead of Goodbye as it also means the same. But in the movie it is used as Goodbye for the present. This movie and the song had become a big hit.
      Since Christa, you say the word Sayonara is most beautiful Japanese word to you, I herewith put this link of the song for you to enjoy maybe after having a sorrowful mood reading this post. If you have heard that song hear it once again and enjoy. If you have not heard it at all, you shall love to hear it again and again.In any case please inform me or put your nice comment here.

      Its all for YOU and may be for others who come here.
      Have a nice Day!

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        Christa chn said:
        May 20, 2016 at 8:22 am

        Thank you very much, I will listen to the song with great pleasure.

        Liked by 1 person

        Christa chn said:
        May 20, 2016 at 8:28 am

        That is great, it reminds me of my younger days watching saturday Bollywood movies with my aunt, though I don’t understand, am sure the lyrics are really beautiful.

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          May 20, 2016 at 8:37 am

          The lyrics are coming on the screen as the song is being played, you watch it carefully and listen to the song. If you are interested to know about Bollywood Music and Lyrics go read my Post “Greatest Musicians and Lyricists of Bollywood” but with only one condition, you should have lot of time for that or else read it taking intervals, OK.
          Sayonara for Now.

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    Deb said:
    May 20, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Well that video was fun, not sure what she said, I did not see any lyrics on the screen, but I could get the just of it from watching…I think that tune and Sayonara will stick in my head for a while now… 🙂
    Thanks Shiva!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 21, 2016 at 2:00 am

      I think you should go to the main You tube screen and see as I think I have seen the titles appearing there. You just check, since you have liked the tune you shall like the song too.
      You inform me in any case, I shall check it for you.
      Have a nice sleep with the song in your head.

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        Deb said:
        May 21, 2016 at 2:02 am

        Ok I’ll check it tomorrow and see, but I’m pretty sure your link is the same as the main one.
        Thank you

        Liked by 1 person

          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          May 21, 2016 at 9:08 am

          I just checked, yes it is, while playing here on the Blog there is YouTube logo displayed you go and press the cursor there you go to the Original youtube URL and shall get the titles. I saw it again fully with the titles, so now you will understand the song picturised.

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    Aanchal said:
    May 22, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I really appreciate your post! Its something I have never seen before and that video was amazing too! 🙂
    Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    sharmishtha basu said:
    May 25, 2016 at 7:26 am

    touching, beautiful!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 25, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Yes! Sharmishtha!
      Telling Sayonara is always touching.
      Did you hear that song I have inserted in the comment page, its entertaining.
      Its of a movie of 1966 “Love in Tokyo”
      I had seen that movie when I was a child.It was fascinating too.
      Keep good always,


    Aishwarya said:
    May 26, 2016 at 10:49 am

    What a post! Sayonara…the title didn’t indicate the depth of what was going to come my way! And the photographs stand out! Loss is never easy and through these photographs and the haiku, you have stirred the deepest emotions in me. Well done. Cheers…

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 26, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks for that. Aishwarya!
      Your comment did stir mine.
      I recommend you to read my Post “…in this stupid body” since you are moved by this, I think that shall still move you a little further. Only read it slowly line by line; I am sorry I should not put it this way but only for You.
      Its in my Poetry menu.
      Thanks for the follow.

      Liked by 1 person

    penneyvanderbilt said:
    May 26, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Reblogged this on Crazy Pasta Child.


    bethbyrnes said:
    May 28, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Very poignant, Shiva. Haiku is not easy but you are doing it!

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 28, 2016 at 11:58 am

      The One coming is ready with the lines l am looking for more images apart from the ones I have clicked from my Home Garden.


    mariannescottwriter said:
    May 28, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Poignant and very sad.
    This Haiku is different in format from what I’m used to. My writing group does Haiku in poetry format – 3 lines – on a single focus.
    Take care.


      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 28, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      I do not know of other formats, please explain if you know. The information I got is from the link I have mentioned and by reading other bloggers Haiku.
      I am ready to go to Jacqueline’s Saturday party, you may join there.
      If you do not know the address I shall give the link.

      Liked by 1 person

    Hemangini said:
    June 15, 2016 at 2:51 am

    It’s so difficult to say sayonara when you love someone so much, but its better then seeing them in pain. I love how you have mentioned two beautiful songs in the aftermath of this post… Love old songs, these two are on my lips more then usual.. Every time someone goes away the song “zindgi ke safar me bichad jate he jo mukamm…” plays somewhere in my mind. whilst the other one I just use to make fun with my papa when I go out… hhaha thanks for bringing back some wonderful memoirs…

    Have a wonderful day dear 🙂


    HemaSubramaniam said:
    September 30, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Parting is painful,
    To part n never to meet again is very painful!
    Have always associated this word with sadness
    But it’s been portrayed so beautifully n it tugs at your heart strings,leaving an indelible print !!
    Fantastic n Fabulous tugging at all Your Heartstrings!!
    You are a man of ink.. Par Excellence!!!

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You have come all the way , May be crossing Seven Oceans , Mountains and Forests, would you not want to say something instead of going Bare Handed.........

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