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Interlude: Haiku

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This picture was clicked by my sister from a bridge over River Ganges, a couple of days back. Though it’s just spring season and summers are yet to come, still Ganga is partially dry and a bit lifeless. Despite the river being deficient in water, boats were still sailing. That’s the ‘never say die’ spirit of life.

River Ganges haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                                   ~ Haiku ~


Boats shall sail across

the shallow river, squirming 

and awaiting rains…

Sangeeta Mishra

  • Beautiful picture and a very apt haiku for it. The show must go on…

    • Thank you so much Bushra. Glad that you liked it. Yes… life never stops pushing forwards…..

  • Intense!

  • Beautiful

  • Very apt quote and very nicely expressed! But on a serious note, Ganga drying up is in fact a very serious issue even in West Bengal this time, because of lack of care among people.

    • You are right Mr. Mukhopadhyay. Ganga, being drying up is a serious issue we are facing, Every where, from Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, the Ganga is reportedly becoming water-deprived. Glad that you liked the Haiku. Thank you.

  • Rakesh Pandey

    Symbolic of Null Desperendum! Never say die! A very beautiful haiku!

    • Thank you so much Rakesh Ji. Means a lot, when appreciation comes from you.

  • Beautiful, as expected 😊

  • Amit Agarwal

    Amazingly beautiful and meaningful!

  • Oh, its a bit sad to know the river is dry. I thought Ganga was a perennial one.. Hope the rains come in soon, heard that the summer is quite hot and dry this time..

    • Truly Said Vinay. It’s really sad that all our rivers are at the verge of getting dried up. Blame it to the fast pacing life and so called development which have made us selfish enough to neglect nature.

  • time and tide wait for no man… very well said 🙂

  • Anjali Sengar

    Wonderful lines (haiku).. Busy Ganaga ghats have their own charm.. So crowded yet you can feel peace of mind..

    • Yes Anjali. You are absolutely Right. There’s a feeling of tranquility that one cannot get anywhere else. Thank you. 🙂

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    liked it, nice play with words.

  • Life just moves on… no matter what!

  • Such a great symbolism of life. Come what may, life goes on… 🙂

    • Thank you so much Maniparna. This quotes speaks the most suitable gist of this Haiku. 🙂

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