Thursday, January 2, 2020

milky moon--
basaltic rocks
and craters 

floating lotus--
the moon retains its color
behind dense clouds

twilight sky--
the faint sunlight slides 
from the trees

starry night
owl gazes with
twin moons

moon night
the cowshed floor
turns milky
dark moon
I become a 
distant star


Better than Starbucks, January-February, Vol V, No. I 2020   ( Ed.  Kevin Mc Laughlin)

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

fallen leaves light darkens upside down

space rocks the strange visitors near the entrance

the clouds disappear into colourless

Proletaria (Ed. Elancharan  Gunasekaran), December 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

a withered red flower
in civil war chapter

The World Haiku Review, December 2019  (Eds. Susumu Takiguchi and Rohini Gupta  

Thursday, December 19, 2019

sand writings
along a solitary shore
from the horizon
roaring waves wash away
her lengthy inner script
And yet another excellent tanka by Pravat starting with a catchy first line "sand writings", which takes us immediately to a beach shoreline. The final line is also poignant as we have to imagine an entire life's story disappear before our very eyes. A strong depiction of the importance of that life.

-an’ya: Editor, Tanka Origins, 2nd Edition, December 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

dawn to dust haiku

Haiku Dialogue, 11.12.2019 9 (Ed. M A Lori)

I liked many but for some reason, this one caught my eye:

dawn to dust haiku

A ‘meta-haiku’ for the post-modernists amongst us with a dark aftertaste. Cheers, John

-John Hawkhead, 12.12.2019

Pravat – When I read “dawn to dust” my first impression was of the beginning of life to the end.

-Debbie Scheving, 13.12.2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

a flock of sheep--
the moon guiding
the evening

Akitsu Quarterly, Fall 2019 (Ed. Robin White)


gravitational waves--
devotees chant Om
along the seashore

Akitsu Quarterly, Fall 2019 (Ed. Robin White)


Monday, December 9, 2019

Brief Review of “Cosmic Symphony (A Haiku Collection) by Pravat Kumar Padhy, published in Modern Haiku, Volume 50.3, Autumn 2019, p.117

Front loaded with twenty-five pages of foreword, preface, and an essay on “Haiku: A Scientific Art,” the curtains finally part for a view of the stars, Padhy’s debut collection of over a hundred haiku relating earth-bound affairs to stellar matters. Intense bursts of light from a few meteors and other celestial bodies make hanging around for the full planetarium show worthwhile.

milky way— / lightning splits / the darkness;

half moon— / the child wonders / the rest;

love making— / the moon leaning / over the tides