Jan 30, 2014

Useless

 

beautiful morning
a dog barking at the hill
will it be perturbed?


huffing and puffing
after barking at the hill
to move it elsewhere





A little note :

'A dog barking at the hill' is a Malay saying which literally means doing something useless.


© 2014 Balqis



26 comments:

  1. I'm sure that dogs 6th sense was kicking in. It knew something we didn't (thanks for the explanation too).

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    1. It sounds a bit eerie. Dogs could sense well. Thank you for commenting, Rumpunch. :)

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  2. Barking at the hill is something that I can do many times a day, only my barking is out of tune! :)

    Your haiku is good, and thank you for teaching something from the Malaysian culture.

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    1. LOL..Didn't know that you could bark that well, Od, but I have no comment for the tune! I'd still love your barking! :))

      Thanks for your compliment. I love sharing my culture. May be we can learn something out of it.

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  3. In simple terms it's a wasted effort with all the huffing and puffing. You brought it out very well Balqis! Great!

    Hank

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    1. Indeed, you're right, Hank. Thank you for your comments. :)

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  4. Great sage advice. This made me ponder.

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    1. Elders always have something wise to say and they do teach us lessons. Thank you, Angie, for being here. :)

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  5. It may seem the barking is useless but I'm sure the dog doesn't feel that way.

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    1. Yup, you're right, Kendall. I'm thinking it could be a good exercise for its lungs. Thanks for your comment. :)

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  6. Both paint vivid pictures of foolish futility! I think I know this dog...

    Thanks for sharing these and the cultural explanation.

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    1. Hehehe....you make me laugh! Surely it isn't that little dog by the window. Thanks for commenting. Appreciate it.

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  7. Ï got a saying that "dog barks to those that he doesn't know". People bark on us because they don't know us personally. :)

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    1. Indeed that's true, Steven. Thanks for sharing the saying. :)

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  8. nice post and too meaningful. continue writing. Good Luck!


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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Sam. Good luck to you, too! :)

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  9. I love how you metaphorically express it ... brilliant thinking behind this :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Amrit. Means a lot! :)

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  10. Nice writing. I learned a new saying from Malay today..Yay!

    xxx
    Nish

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Nish. :)

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  11. Very good lines written, beautiful saying keep going.

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  12. Very nice line you have posted. I really likes this and hope you will conitue writing poem.

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