Saturday, January 19, 2013

tiny shells--
kids carry home
the joy of sea

A Handful of Stones 16.1.2013 ( Ed. Satyavani Fiona Robyn)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

dark waves--
a roaring sound swallows
the silence

Haiku News, Vol 1, No 45, November 19 (Eds. Dick Whyte and Laurence)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

the morning enters
without a knock

Frogpond, 35-3, Autumn, 2012  (Eds. Francine Banwarth and Michele Root-Bernstein)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New year tenant--
I switch to another

Asahi Haikuist Network, 03.1.2013 ( Ed. David McMurray)

December ends--
the milkman revises rate
for the new year

Asahi Haikuist Network, 21.12.2012 ( Ed. David McMurray)

Tanka Prose

From My Memory Book

Pravat Kumar Padhy

The lone landmass is surrounded by water body of great Chilka lake in Odisha along the east coast of India. The barefooted, half-clad boat-man embraces the murmuring breeze and recites the age-old folk song for the Goddess Kalijai.

When we reach the island, he starts narrating the mythological importance of the place. The temple bell rings with the muse of wavy water all around. Our tutorial guide elaborates the geology of the rock exposures. As an amateur earth science student, my mind prompts me quickly to pick up a few pieces of rock, born millions years ago!

In the evening we return back carrying the pleasant memories. In the college reopening day, my professor delivers a lecture on the rise of the Himalaya out of a gigantic ancient ocean, the Tethys Sea. It is an awesome story. I compare and contrast my field trip- the lone landmass encircled by the Chilka lake!

migratory bird
flies in boundless sky
I wake up  
with morning sun sketching
the colorful rainbow wings

Atlas Poetica 13, November, 2012, Ed.  M Kei

floating clouds
she steps out
of my sight

candle light--
staring at each other
melting the gap

A Hundred Gourds, 2:1 December 2012 (Ed. Lorin Ford)