Foggy evening sky
Crackers snap, families gather
Usher the dragon
*This Haiku was written on the eve of Chinese New Year. This year the Chinese are celebrating the Year of The Dragon (water dragon). According to the Chinese, the dragon is an auspicious creature and the year of the dragon brings power, strength and good luck.
At the time this Haiku was written, I could hear the loud firecrackers in my neighbourhood. As I am living in a country of multi-religious, multi-racial and multi-cultural; the sounds of firecrackers, drums’ beat, dragon dance, lion dance, red lanterns and oranges are very familiar to me. Apart from that, Malaysians are well -known for the unique culture such as having “open-house” for every celebration meaning to say Malaysians of other ethnics are warmly welcome to join in the joy of other celebrations and this time we'll join our Chinese friends.
To those celebrating Chinese New Year, I wish you a Happy and Prosperous Year!*