Monday, May 23, 2016

summer vacation
the playground attains
full attendance
ljetni praznici
igralište postiglo
punu posjećenost

dense forest–
there is still light
between shadows
gusta šuma–
još uvijek svjetlost
između sjena

Diogen Special Edition, Issue 38, September 2013 (Ed. Djurdja Vukelic Rozic)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Whispers, May 2016

A Story

Under the old bridge
the boulders narrate
the abandoned journey.

By Pravat Kumar Padhy


Talking Time

Morning breeze
all the flowers start
talking to each other.

By Pravat Kumar Padhy


Whispers, May 2016 (Ed. Michael Escoubas)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Poetry Corner, Colorado Boulevard, 12.5.2016

“The poet brings light to darkness” created by Smita Padhy, Pravat’s daughter, on a visit to the USA.

Pravat Kumar Padhy

the poet scripts
her well-lit voyage
ripples of love
the darkness paints
gently on the silken edges

Pravat Kumar Padhy‘s tanka highlights the power of a poem to impress itself on our minds, the page and the world. Pravat is a poet-laureate in Bhubaneswar, India. His short form of Japanese poems have appeared in many international journals.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

long meadow--
my shadow turns

Asahi Shimbun, May 6, 2016 (Ed. David McMurray)

Englyn, Issue One January 2016 (Ed. Liam Wilkinson)

Englyn, Issue One January 2016
(Ed. Liam Wilkinson)

The Dream
The kids
Gather tiny pebbles.
In the evening they return
With streams of dream.



Silently the tree

Sheds drops of rain.

She wasps her eyes

Over the melting edge of grief.

Friday, April 29, 2016

distant waterfall--
her gray hair swings
with spring breeze

Hedgerow # 74 April 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

twilight sky
with floating clouds
a long journey
before I could  travel
the rain-soaked distance

Skylark 4:1 Summer 2016 (Ed Claire Everett)