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Abandoned: Haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                       ~ Haiku ~ Forlorn summer nights, My heart sinks deep for banished callow mangoes! — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘sink’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes ... Read More »

Door: Haiku

door haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                    ~ Haiku ~ I soothed my anger in a tranquil plunge to set free from enclosed doors! Free from enclosed doors, my soul rose from ignorance, and I resurrected! — Sangeeta Mishra A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines ... Read More »

Search: A Haiku Poem

search haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                     ~ Haiku ~ Distressed, she crumbled herself into rash fragments A woman de-stressed! She assembled her broken bits with artistry, A woman survived! He broke her into pieces, she fixed all her bits, A woman reborn ! Amidst her split self, she searched ... Read More »

ये कैसी होली? : A Tanka on Holi

holi

ये कैसी होली? मैंने रंगेपुते चेहरों की हर भाषा पढ़ ली सत्ता के दम्भ में रंगी होली, बस उनकी हो ली |   रंगरूटों ने फिर पहने, अजनबी चेहरे ये कैसी होली? हमने अपने अरमानों की होलिका जला ली |   हरे, पीले और लाल ऑर्गेनिक उनके गुलाल कृत्रिम रंगों से जलकर लाल होगये हमारे गाल उफ़! ये कैसी होली !   This poem is a satirical portrayal of the current political scenario where the new recruits are changing their ... Read More »

Mother of Pearl: Haiku

pearl shell haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                          ~ Haiku ~ Drenched in saltwater, Shell mothers a dainty pearl till death splits its parts Till death splits its parts Shell protects the sheen of pearl corroding from salt. The pearl sprang up from seashell ajar, new baby’s rendezvous with ... Read More »

Rain: Haiku

rain

~ Haiku ~                                                                          ~ Haiku ~ Teardrops concocted, to quench my yearning soul, drained with tempestuous self! — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘rain’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which ... Read More »

Ambrosia: Haiku

flood haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                  ~ Haiku ~ Iceberg melted, I found ambrosia of thoughts from flood of emotions — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘flood’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images. Read More »

The Look: Haiku

Jesus look

~ Haiku ~                                                            ~ Haiku ~ She looked at his face, His woulds pierced her soul deep Volcano ensued Volcano ensued Mother lived a thousand deaths Mankind was abashed! Mankind was abashed For Motherhood crucified And life beheld truth. A mother held her child’s corpse and the entire mankind witnessed the ... Read More »

Freezing Winters: Haiku Poem

winters

~ Haiku ~                                                         ~ Haiku ~ A misty morning, The sun emerged from the murk Better late than ne’er! Better late than ne’er, Siberian crane migrates With widened winters. With widened winters, I need to knit more sweaters Out of words-of-warmth. Out of words-of-warmth, I built a castle of love You buried ... Read More »

Safe from Words: Haiku Poem

Safe from words: haiku poem

If my words could blaze, Would I need fire to burn trash from existence If my tears could stain Would I need ink to write tale of fathomless pain If my sigh could sing Would I need symphonies to tune dissonant souls If my curse could kill Would I need benedictions or better be safe Its better be safe and burn the litter of life before it’s too late. — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘safe’ A Haiku is a ... Read More »

Reason to Celebrate: Haiku

Christmas carols haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                    ~ Haiku ~ If Christmas calls for carols and cookies, I need none to celebrate. — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘celebrate’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural ... Read More »

Shiva: Haiku

Lord Shiva painting the style symphony haiku

This week’s Haiku Horizon‘s given prompt DRINK reminded me of the supreme God, Lord Shiva, the destroyer, drinking the lethal poison. My Haiku portrays the ethos of Hindu Mythology which depicts that death is inevitable and essential. The picture I’m sharing along with my Haiku here is named ‘Rudra’ which is painted by my sister Vineeta Mishra. ~ Haiku ~                                           ... Read More »

Queue in Chaos: Haiku

bank row haiku

India, today, is currently going through one of it’s biggest demonetization ever. There are many pros and cons we have faced because of this historic event. But, apart from all the disorder and mad rush (in front of the banks and ATMs during currency exchange), one noticeable thing I have evidenced, is the implied discipline that has overpowered the mob psychology. Despite all the chaos, there was a queue which was naturally implemented rather than being indoctrinated. My Haiku portrays ... Read More »

Choose to be you: Haiku

choose haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                             ~ Haiku ~  Cuckoo’s life bartered with a crow hatch-ling, but she chose to chirp ‘cuck-oo’! — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons: prompt, ‘choose’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images.   Read More »

Trick: Haiku

tightrope trick

~ Haiku ~                                                                    ~ Haiku ~ Tricks take over skills, Balancing to sate needs is trickery of life! — Sangeeta Shared with: Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘trick’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images. Read More »