Wednesday, July 31, 2013

garland--
another haiku
in making

Blog: Swimming in Lines of Haiku, July 2013

first  rain--
the barren ground
in colour

Blog: Swimming in Lines of Haiku, July 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

man from Mars
woman from Venus
we measure  time
across a great distance
to heal and  fill the space

Kernelsonline, Summer 2013 (Ed. an'ya)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

rooted tree--
he is in deep thought
autumn leaves

Kernelsonline, Summer 2013 (Ed. an'ya )


Haibun

Grim Silence

Pravat Kumar Padhy, India

Deep silence reigned all over and everything looked standstill. The window curtain swung lazily. Doctor’s murmuring voice sounded me in fragments with broken phrases. Long before the tears dried up, gloomy evening entered the window and the lamp of life gradually darkened.

The long spell of journey, at the end, marched to the short distance of the nearby cemetery.

dead of night--
the owl stares with
dark moon

Kernelsonline, Summer 2013 (Haibun Ed. Michael Rehling)



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Saturday, July 27, 2013

beyond galaxy--
the length of space
within you

Blog: Swimming  in  Lines of Haiku, July 2013

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marathon race--
I pace the distance
with my shadow

Blog: Swimming  in  Lines of Haiku, July 2013

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starlit sky--
I feel lighted
amongst them

Blog: Swimming  in  Lines of Haiku, July 2013

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weathered flower--
the fragrance clothes
my inner body

Blog: Swimming  in  Lines of Haiku, July 2013

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midnight--
I walk with
the sun

Blog: Swimming  in  Lines of Haiku, July 2013

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meandering river--
my floating shadow
from dawn to dust

Blog: Swimming  in  Lines of Haiku, July 2013

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Friday, July 19, 2013

flowing river--
my reflection
with the sky

Blog: Swimming in Lines of haiku, July 2013

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budding flower--
I restore my hope
within

Blog: Swimming in Lines of haiku, July 2013


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flower garden--
Buddha and I
smile together

Blog: Swimming in Lines of haiku, July 2013

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singing bird--
the blind man
glimpses it

Blog: Swimming in Lines of haiku, July 2013


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Thursday, July 18, 2013

sunrise--
morning breeze
recites freshness

Blog: Swimming in Lines of Haiku, July 2013

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garden bench—
the old man stares at
distant graveyard

Blog: Swimming in Lines of Haiku, July 2013

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India (Ed. Vivekanand Jha)



Dear Dr Jha,
Many congratulations for ushering in to portray the rainbow of Indian poetry to the modern world. I am glad to be a part of this memorable journey.

Regards
Pravat Kumar Padhy

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tanka Prose

The Breeze of Love 

Like a bird she wishes to have her dream of freedom as she inhales the sublime love at an early dawn. Her tendered-eyed magical beauty sways in the gentle wind along the Gopalpur sea shore.

Perhaps she has to travel the early passage of time before mingling with godly feeling. The mystic change she correlates with the beauty of nature. As she steps into a different moonlit world, laced with myriads of smiles, poems of possessiveness and seeds of beauty sprout like little stars.

her love swells
to an aesthetic height
full moon night
the romantic clouds sail around
kissing the moon once and again

The melodious breeze sings songs of romance to the rhythmic tune of sinuous waves. The architect of nature secretly plants the seed of enchantment in her garden of life.


Atlas Poetica  15  July 2013 (Ed. M Kei)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tanka

the tree turns
from wood
to wrinkled skin
the begging man
arms with dissolved fingers


Ribbons, Spring/Summer 2013: Vol.9 No.1 (Ed. Dave Rice)