Category Archives: Haiku

Gifts precious

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Cold,wet, shaking hands
Held little bundle of joy
Looked into eyes blue

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Hungry squirrel gnawed
Tender, juicy mango ripe
Nature’s gift yummy

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Barren land thirsty
Welcomes first drizzle with love
Gives birth to life new

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With time age catches
Eyes dim, frame weak and failing
Young hands to steady

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Education good
Build character strong and sound
Everlasting gift

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Loving family
Add meaning and spice to life
Parents love showered

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Morning Sights

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Little drops crystal
Pearl studded leaves and flowers
Nature’s wedding gown

Blanket of cool white
Welcoming first light of dawn
Beads cool on leaves green

Green wet tresses thick
Carpet of grass long and sleek
Ah! Morning dew cool.

Dew drops on eyes dark
Adding beauty to face white
Aah! Heavenly sight

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Rivulets

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The hillock came live
Stream rich in water and life
Awesome, inspiring.

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Tears well up in eyes
Rivulets speed in hurry
Kissing blushing cheeks

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Although small and thin
Full of life and love within
Quenches thirst of thirsty

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With sweltering heat
Sweat rivulets down charred back
Skin leak, exhausting.

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Rough, rich, green grassland
Home to European moth
Brown with white on green

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VIBGYOR

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'Onam' without a floral carpet? No way

‘Onam’ without a floral carpet? No way

Flowers and leaves mix
Carpet formed lovely and bright
Rainbow hues stunning

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Clear blue sky above
Arjuna’s bow drawn across
Seven hues awesome

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Words and matching deeds
Flowed in rapid succession
Forming a rainbow

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Droplets of water
Mirror to the shining sun
Vibgyor beautiful

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Strutting like peacock
Twirling at times to show off
Skirt rich as rainbow

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Seven wonders great
Seven diverse lands apart
Each a rainbow hue

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Seven music notes
Intriguing yet breathtaking
Sets the sick at rest

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Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Various styles of thanking

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arid cracking earth
rain clouds gather, rain drops fall
a thousand hands rise

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butterfly on rose
rose blushes, sweet nectar drawn
thanks uttered, love leaves

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squirrel on mango
heavenly taste, wholesome meal
scratches trunk with love

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baby falls from nest
lush grass breaks fall dangerous
mother crow thanks stars

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the tree looked at sun
thanked the rays for helping out
chlorophyll ready

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the fallen flower
hugs and kisses mother earth
gratitude conveyed

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hands folded, eyes closed
prayer went up from lips soft
baby born though late.

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old, infirm body
lies there helpless and hungry
relief comes, eyes speak

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life hangs in balance
blood donated, man survives
hugs and hand squeezes

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head on collision
kid soaring, lands on soft turf
wet eyes whisper thanks

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job well accomplished
earns corporation millions
handshakes galore

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tense and uneasy
fingers crossed, countdown started
rocket up, sweets here.

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The elixir of life

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great three: a,b,o.
rule over the human race
elixir of life.

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on a full moon night
sounds of vampires sinister
million goose berries.

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sudden prick on skin
blood drawn, irritated skin
dark mosquito winged

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rivers rule the earth
river of life rules mankind
rivers the rulers

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

cousins meet cousins
long lost relations revive
tears and hugs galore

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harsh, strong words uttered
heartbroken, devastated
lips quiver, eyes red.

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blood embraces blood
lips tremble, eyes shine, words fail
a hug speaks it all.

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romance in the air
thick thorns sharp, ready to tear
blood oozing love wins.

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Image courtesy of Simon Howden at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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The awe inspiring, beautiful seven

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Droplets of water
Brilliant riot of colours
Rainbow hues did see.

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The seeker in him
Sought the meaning of true love
Found it deep within.

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Mistook horizon
Believed the earth ended there
Just an illusion.

(The number 7 is said to represent
the seeker, the thinker, the searcher
of Truth. 7 is aware that nothing is
exactly as it looks. Reality is often
hidden behind illusions.)

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Dreams of beloved
Seven seas separating
Ah! So romantic.

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From Fars to Sanji
Many hues of life revealed
mesmerizing world.

( Here Fars to Sanji means the
route from the Sea of Fars i.e
Persian Sea to the Sea of Sanji
i.e Sea of China. This was the
route to China which covered
seven seas in all)

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All through Mon. to Sat.
Life’s wheel rotates at snail’s pace
Sunday puts on wings.

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Searching, researching
Solar world is intriguing
Seven diverse worlds

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Seven dazzling stars
lighting up the dark night sky
Yogis there above.

( Here the ‘Yogis’ are the Seven
great sages or ‘Saptarishis’
mentioned in Indian Mythology.
They are Vasishta, Marich, Angirasa,
Atri, Pualsthya, Pulaaha and Krathu.
Belief has it that they are the seven
bright stars representing Constelation
Ursa Major)

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The magic strings weaved
Melody pure and touching
Aah! Treat for the heart.

( Here I refer to the ‘Saptaswara’
or seven musical notes ie Sa, Re,
Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ne)

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Seven wedding vows
Seven steps together take
Holy fire witness

( The seven vows is a very significant
ritual in majority Hindu marriages.
Encircling the Holy fire they make one
vow to each other with each step round.
Only after taking the seven rounds are
they declared husband and wife. Each
step has a special significance.)

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Incredible east
Unexplored paradise green
Pure divinity.

( Unexplored paradise referred to here
are the seven contiguous sister states
of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya,
Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland and Manipur
in North East India )

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Seven wonders old
Awe inspiring creations
Truly amazing

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Crushing down demons
Protecting the lovable
Goddesses seven

( The seven hindu goddesses are
Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Maheshwari,
Indrani, Kaumari, Varahi and Chamunda
or Narasimhi. They are usually depicted
as a heptad and are know as Saptamatrikas
meaning “seven mothers”)

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It’s beautiful, it’s troubling, it’s addictive, it’s……..

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THEME- ‘GRASS’

Photograph courtesy: Bijesh Nair

Photograph courtesy: Bijesh Nair

Lush carpet of green
Shielding earth from scorching heat
Home to grasshoppers.

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Mowing down the lawn
Green tufts plenty fall apart
Nature’s hair cut short.

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Bunch of devil grass
Sesame, rice and flowers
Rites for departed.

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Grassy green stretches
Home to graminivores
Nature at her best.

Photograph Courtesy : Bijesh Nair

Photograph Courtesy : Bijesh Nair

Gushing down in hast
Caressed by grass on both cheeks
Feeling lighthearted.

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The pitch was perfect
Ah! my day the bowler thought
Over- confidence;

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Playing from the rough
The golfer knew it was tough
Yet, despair he naught.

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Bright kids, alert eyes
Waiting, watching day and night
Grassed on the corrupt.

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Accolades, benefits
The bosses reaped aplenty
Grass root forgotten.

Photograph Courtesy : Bijesh Nair

Photograph Courtesy : Bijesh Nair

He was a Banyan
Standing tall among the grass
Loved and respected.

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Search for inner peace
Made him addicted to grass
Prey to wrong belief.

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Different types, different styles

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sifting through the hay
searching worms boundless to prey
the cock cried of joy.

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piles of twigs lay here.
rummaging through them picked few,
lovely nest to build.

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digging burrow deep
comfortable bed to sleep,
earthworm wiry thin

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parasites lazy,
ransacked the chlorophyll green
leaving tree to wilt.

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searching through layers,
the hot and bright golden sun
found beauty un-tanned.

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the man dived into
floating memories hazy
oh! alzheimer sad

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soft hands in pocket
searched madly for the car keys
neglected on shelf.

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searching for her love
heaped ironed clothes on the floor
alas ! nothing found.

The Haiku are based on a prompt at http://haiku-heights.blogspot.in/ . The prompt was “RUMMAGING.”

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Water droplets in the air

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Clouds - Taken by CV Jayachandran at Paithalmala

puffy white patches
dotting the empty blue sky
divine force above

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white silver lined clouds
harbinger of good tidings
set my mind at rest

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i hovered above
moving white fluffy islands
felt nearer to God.

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dream i of fluffy clouds
covering me even in sleep
summit of wisdom.

Rain clouds-CV Jayachandran

blanket of darkness
hiding million sparkling eyes
precursor to rain

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flittering above
shedding tears on trekkers head
ah! heavenly sight

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she tripped, she fell
moving clouds showered her well
legs sped to the end.

The Haiku are based on a prompt at http://haiku-heights.blogspot.in/ . The prompt was “CLOUDS.”

Photographs : Courtesy- Mr. C.V.Jayachandran, an ex- colleague and a good friend of mine.

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