December 2013 – mar 2014

159

Sip of wine
Melting desire and heartache
Empty glass refills

160

Said goodbye to love_
The world is silent again…
Amidst the noise.

161

Every single day ..
insecure in this world _
Good or bad, life thrives

162

sun traces its path
sparkle of the morning dew _
lost forever

163

How to unlock?
Secret of human body_
potential of cell

164

rocking sideways
foetal position: sleeping_
invoking past life

165

shivers through the night ..
fever brings delirium..
tablet consumes sleep

166

winds of change unleashed…
confined within an island _
man who changed the world

167

from confined spaces
from obscurity to fame _
The great Mandela

168

the man who endured,
an icon of this century_
resting in peace

169

paintings displayed
colorful emotions_
everything on sale

170

moon reflects soft light
Orion and few stars shine _
meteor streaks by

171

evening sun
reflects on window pane_
pigeons making love

172

rays from the moon
dart earthward at speed of light _
seen through spectacles

173

silk thread woven,
across lonely walls _
destroyed by a face

174

those with love in life_
never in poverty
the joy of living

175

Chilly winter morning
uncontrollable shudder_
Zipping on mobike

176

hope wakes happiness_
jovial through the pleasant day_
sadness goes to sleep

177

weary being good_
the loud noise of silence
echoes loneliness

178

suds of life
churned out in slow motion..
watching soap

179

Early morning
school buses and garbage vans
ready to pollute

180

insignificant_
life of a soldier ant
marching on scent trail

181

smoke from the last puff_
old man throws in a mint
staggers to unknown

182

dancing mesmerized
the beauty of her movements
enthralls me to sleep

183

Orange sun hides
Behind a coconut tree_
dives into the sea

184

sickle moon
slices through the cloudless sky-
morning shivers

185

Sun burns through
crows dart across cloudy skies
athletes run

186

speck of dust sparkle
floating across the room
supernova

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85

the sari she wore
protects her children
cold wafts over their body

86

Fresh morning air
Warm sun darts through cold_
Smoke from an incense

87

relationships…
In the journey of life_
who comes ; who goes

88

Are gods to blame ?
for these unfortunate _
or choices they made

89

awaiting the sun,
dark blotches of clouds-
shrill eagle fly through chill

90

pitch black canvas sky
smiling moon shines through _
white fluffy clouds

91

mystified thoughts
the broom is the man
rustling leaves protest

92

water laden fog
stops amazing speeds of light
clouding judgment

93

human swarms concrete,
by rumbling roaring traffic
lush green trees survive

94

sun fades; come darkness
eerie silence bides time
stray dogs keep watch

95

Asleep we dream
Awake we plan ; contemplate_
Rest after dreams

96

through fluid medium,
blind as a bat we exist.
motor spew fumes

97

be my moon
shine when I shine
else be quiet

98

static moon shines bright
clouds flow slow in front of it
blowing smoke skyward

99

school kids playing
kabaddi: ancient sport
muddy school ground

100

past krsna’s temple
road winds to gary’s abode
haunted house for drinks

101

the moon round n white
beautiful lustrous divine
oblivious me

102

listening to french song
similar to bengali
romantic language

103

distant and aloof
The moon; its brightness waning.
halo below shines

104

girl looking at me
talking to me so nicely
thinking of someone .

105

the sun creeps in slow
cuts through the chilly weather
clearing foggy mind

106

air, water, land
discharge fumes, filth into it
the end of earth nears

107

throw bait into sea
patiently wait; feel the pull
plastic pollution

108

clouds shine below sun
twin boats traverse silently
crescendo of waves

109

eroding trees
Rocks jutting into water
glee in the sea

110

On tv on stage
Kid Krishna licking white stuff
Does he understand

111

spied a frog in well.
threw stones; dint budge basho
why frog no jump out?

112

Arz kiya hai
Ped ke upar bandar
Aur niche insane

113

Suno oh ghalib
Mohabbat ki dastaan
Sab Kaazi ban baite

#ghalib #hindi #shayari #haiku

114

blue sky ; sickle moon
clouds shimmering; morning sun
eagles fly gracefully

115

yellow  butterfly
flies carelessly through traffic
behind yellow one

116

Jine laga tha
Tere bina Abh
Marne laga hoon

117

had started living
without you; now
started dying

118

you love someone
someone else loves you, needs you
another has you.

119

behold the dark clouds
ominous in nature
forecasting gloom

120

many pass daily by..
some cherished memories of _
long forgotten stones

121

hungry mosquito,
tries to feed off my hand.
shock waves

122

magnificent clouds
higher than mount Everest
filled with water

123

you say grow more trees
then you chop the branches
mute spectators.

124

poster on the wall,
keep Mangalore clean and green.
leaves strewn on the bridge

125

stubborn attitude
holed up in a tree ; seeking
answers to life

126

limping and trodding
and slowly ebbing away;
her careless whispers

127

happiness, not mine
success, snatched away
drive to work ; new day

128

leaving the planet
to higher realms.
her tormented soul

129

child asks grandmother
soothing tender healing
from soft blown words

130

soul needs to focus
like a child’s; unwavering.
castles in the air

131

everyone
floating in their medium
a poet sees all

132

aye ghalib what say
in times of need they come
rub salt on wounds

133

land and rituals
causing issues relating
gods and humans

134

astrologer says
lost time don’t come back _
at railway station

135

Radioactive
Elements have half life
No friends, no enemies

136

My time has come
Its yours to decide now
Prosper or perish

137

reverberating
off the walls of the temple
prayers, hymns and clangs

138

exhale and behold
beauty of a soap sphere
memories forever

139

hunt for a bride
seeking and searching, far and wide
one night stand allures

140

the faster you grow_
missing out finer things
time flies to old age

141

twilight zone exists
by the banyan tree road
flickering street lights

142

spies a beautiful face
turns to get friendly
emptiness beyond

143

footsteps on concrete
bewildered green lizard flees
lush green lawns

144

pleasant smile; chirpy hi
recall past memories
few words exchange

145

waves fold on another
unknown forces at work
sound splashes all around

146

naughty smile; chirpy hi
absent minded girl
few words exchange

147

Small girl in train
Plays with nippled bottle
In between sips

148

Fat lady cravings
Peels cashew, throws on floor
Eats and sleeps

149

Man with bag
Oblivious of ant crawl
Dozes ; off to work

150

Hanging on
Violent jerks of train
Daily routine

151

Verumoru satyam
Ambalapurayil
Katthunna vilakk

translation :
simple truth
inside the temple
a burning lamp

malayalam haiku from kerala

152

Kadala curry
choodu dosa kaathirikkunnu
Uppu kuravanu

translation :

chickpea curry
hot dosas await
salt is less

malayalam haiku from kerala

alternative :

maple syrup
hot pancakes await
less sweetness

153

Train delayed
Noise at railway station
No haiku in mind

154

Scorpio middle of road
Girls in really short skirts
Wet roads ahead

155

used to hate songs
of norah jones, now awesome
Lana del ray wow

156

soap and water,
muddles the window panes..
clears with plain water

157

fleeting memory,
those bygone days of love..
in the evening sun
158
when all is lost
and when no hope is in sight..
tv beckons thee