Haiku in USA – mar to July 2014

1.

Sun shines softly
moving through greying clouds..
Pine leaves aim high.

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2.

Chem trails crisscross

The blue morning sky

Question existence

3
Place of worship
Prayers transmitted
Petal falls; Hope

4
You look for a sign
Squirrel scampered down one branch
And up another

5
Eagle on a branch
Too lazy to fly in fog
Or the wise one

6
Raindrops on the glass
Shaded in the millions
Embossed on the paint

7.
Plenty emotions
At the marathon
Joy and glee

8.
Beauty sells quick
products expire quicker
Seasons make years

9.
The tree in between
Drops of rain on its branches
Two dimensional

20.
Harsh weather changes
Flaking skin of winter
Coats armour of god

21.
Hardship in their eyes_
Gentle beings of New York_
sweetness in your smiles

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22.
Nice drive by the woods
Wooden cross and church by the road
Vulture eats deer

23.
Clouds unknown blots,
Veins of life crisscross_
white blob in the sky

24.
Sadness in your face
At the lab testing blood
Winter chill in spring

25.
Pretty bird swoops down
Fresh moved grass with dog poop
Shits and flies away

Makes noise in bush
Swoops down again and waits
Looks, poops, flies away

26.
Warmth of the sun
Sprinkler sprays water, chill breeze
Birds sing sweet notes

27.
Watch the grass grow
When the sun shines, mow it
Water it again

28
In waves they come
Needles blowing in the wind
Cold rain between pines

29.
Desires of passion
Searching in your luscious eyes..
Intense emotions

30.
Gently she blows
Mischievous sparkle in eye
With a shining glow

31.
As the sun blooms
gloom in clouds gray brighten
Thunder and lightning

32.
Branches change color
From grey to red black and blue
Flurry of feathers

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
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when all is lost
and when no hope is in sight..
tv beckons thee

Haiku- sep -Dec 2013

1

Rain make lot of noise
Listen to the silence in between
sound of single drop

2

If you want to go
Have to separate you from the heart
image fades from eyes

3

Stole expensive whiskey
Running from cops and gadgets
Dream and throbbing head

4

Waves on river bob.
Many moons show on crests
Cricket and frog sing duet

5

Millions admire my beauty
Some try to understand the meaning
Intelligent Hala


(Hala – fruit from Hawai, looks like earths core)
                       

6

Greed of the first sip
Blowing steam away to cool
Piping hot coffee

7

billions of stories_
Woven into fabric of time_
As night turn to day

8

Sweet as a dimple
Kiss on a cheek from bridegroom
Blushing, happy bride

9

Pulling threads of rope
Channels the wind directly into fire.
Bladesmith hammers away

10

Coconut tree sways
Dancing careless over water
Evening sun looks on

11

Sparkling drops of light
look at you through the window
Fall to the ground

12

Journey to see girls
Wife to be, fully dressed up
Worse than blind date

13

Smiley on jeans;
Lady comments in spanish
pointing at it

14

Basketball players
Oblivious of watchers
new york city day

15

Durability
Nothing last forever
Diamond do

16

Serene azure blue sky
No trees moved or birds flew
waves turned around

17

wolf howled under leaves
spit out pretty feathers of meal
I consume myself

Le loup criait sous les feuilles
En crachant les belles plumes
De son repas de volailles : Comme lui je me consume.
-From Rimbaud

18

Earth rolls around
Sun rays darts through windowpane,
Brighten unseen dust

19

big bang theory.
in the beginning, there was light ..
then you came along

20

fueled by ambition,
he toils day and night in vain_
non action is also action.

21

People talking near toilet
woman sitting on ground nearby
while birds search for food

22

realized it now
folly of existence
rain falls on lotus fields

23

no aspirations
what does one deserve
nothing at all

24

sun beams down warmth
darting through thick clouds
cuts through chill morning

25

Wet green rice fields
Mountains of coconut trees
Bird on mossy creek

26

lilies bloom wild
water logged crop fields
feasting buffaloes

27

clouds shade skies gray
carpets of green fields green by mountain
valley below

28

In love we seek
a good example of friendship

friend loots lovers house
(acha sila diya thune mere pyar da, yaar ne hi loot lya ghar yar da)

29

Worm writing haiku
Cytoplasmic ectoplasm
Crawling through voids

30

Tiring afternoon
Woke up with start, sensing
climax attained

31

old woman weaving
cotton in one hand, wicks the other
to be burnt to ashes

  unperturbed by noise,
chanting hymns from long ago –
unwavering faith

32

stopped at place of first kiss
listening to ‘Jesus to a child’
the lake still exist

33

vortex of sunlight
reflect on coconut leaves
dark clouds surrounds

34

confused ego realises
decisions that brought defeat
crystal clear tears roll

35

realization
samadhi is suicide
nirvana ; moksha

36

wishing friendship day
to friends near and dear
strangers in paradise

37

I don’t deserve it
no angelic rewards
sin; desperation

38

old women ; drenched pavement
squatting with umbrella; seeking alms
answers a call… “hello”

39

bank clerk ignores me
over Uk return
10 lakh transacted

40

deep affection of long,
forgotten; laid to rest.
a feeble cold touch.

41

planes flying
swooping, searching for heading
my clock ticking

42

we have two lives
one before and one after marriage_
rum speaks great language.

43

Happy nag panchmi
I have one swig of rum
lizard tail dancing

44

Oh! Indian
eat biriyani, Wish faster
give milk to poor snakes

45

Oh indian
5 army killed, murderers roam free
Festival celebrations

46

dreams of childhood
beauty of centuries
drowned by rum bottle

47

you like me ; I like
you dont like ; I like that too
silent bomb explodes

48

For all the good done
do You know where this goes
Nothing has transpired 

49

tears streak down dark walls
is this the right thing to do?
old age home windows

50

cries of a peacock
bringeth tears over green grass
yearning and longing

51

farewell my friend,
yonder lies your destiny.
skies shed goodbye tears …

52

girls on one side
majestic tree on other
focus wavers

53

icecream in the rain
to my haiku pundits
silence beckons thee

54

throwing music
pleasant saxophone with keyboard.
comforting thoughts
(ghost box by black box )

55

I am no poet
I write no haiku 
rum speaks

56

life without love
searching for happiness_
walking in the rain

57

light from sky reflect
brackish swollen river
boatman row slowly

58

my work is no art
correct me if I am wrong
f*kd up so far..

59

glory be to thee,
thou shall not restrict my thoughts..
we are made of stars

60

Walking to mobike;
friend stops while talking ‘
baby snake slithers by

62

human intellect_
illogical _
young life taken away

62

Sun tries to attack..
Constant defensive showers..
Puddle reflections.

63

liver so used to;
alcohol deprivation_
smoke from a joint

64

words, connotations..
I love you haiku people..
you complete me

65

essence of haiku,
is in imagination..
dragon pigeon flies

66

Destiny takes on,
Unknown forces overwhelm;
My life is not mine

67

search is over,
world conspires to make it happen,
love child, grow up fast

68

Moon drowns daily..
like Sun into labyrinths_
seeking nothing.

69

throw the moon a rock,
cool light shines through softly,
passing clouds keep watch

70

Girls talking to me
Topics bizarre, vague and wild
Confusion all around

71

flat black mountain top,
peacock in search of a mate_
soulful cries echoes.

72

atop the mountain
amidst the thick forest green_
young bird on a branch

73

the inner self seeks..
peace, tranquility, knowledge.
when will losses recover?

74

boy proposes
girl says nothing at all_
tasty dorito

75

walking barefoot
dew drops mingle with rain..
hairy black wooly worm

76

lone boy in red tee
lost in thought; watching keenly_
puddle of intrigue

77

Work overloaded
Nervous breakdown inevitable
Eternity

78

beatles tshirt,
worn to impress the daylights:
depressing day

79

well ironed suit,
rented for the occasion_
a walk down the aisle

80

stinging the face
the roar of motor bike
grey clouds drizzle

81

they say paperless,
then ask to submit prints..
crack and thud, tree falls

82

basking in the moonlight
slender arms reach upward
searching for answers

83

lil child on a tree
swaying in the breeze peacefully
long-dead, hidden within.

84

placed order for food
scrolling face on mobile
talking to pillar