Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, Vol 3, Issue 25, 2018
the grass grows
Pravat Kumar Padhy
Comments by Michael Rehling:
So simple, and so profound. If the humans stay off the grass, then it grows on its own and 'with ease'. The sunlight strains the grass, and humans pound it down, but in the cool night we have the perfect environment. Grass like humans need quiet spaces to grow effectively. Simple observations of nature might be thought to be a haiku and not a senryu, but the poet speaks of 'ease' and that brought this one to me personally. Nature has no idea such as easy and hard. If we can just accept the moments of our lives we can grow 'with ease' as well. It is the absence of humans in this one that puts them into the picture for me.