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Puzzle: Haiku

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It was a clear afternoon yesterday, till we experienced the first downpour of the monsoons. I was out on a drive and it started drizzling. Suddenly, the entire view outside the car window got blurred and the glass seemed like a Croxley puzzle— hazy, complex and unsolved. Life is like that only! At times, it gets incomprehensible even with subtle things or else sometimes, it’s capable of sustaining the most brusque situations.

~ Haiku ~                                                                                            ~ Haiku ~

Clear glass turns puzzle
Coined by Raindrops, fluttering
on the Windowpanes.

Truth becomes baffled,
Intertwined with perplexed life,
A jigsaw puzzle

Blurred vision makes
a hazy puzzle out of
cogent emotions

Sangeeta Mishra

Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘Puzzle’

Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images, now a days referred to as #micropoetry.


  • Rakesh Pandey

    What a beautiful creation of innocent raindrops! We observe many things, but it takes a hint to see the beauty of them. The above haiku were those hints.

    Loved them to core!

    • Glad that you liked them. Means a lot. Thank you so much Rakeshji.

  • Bekkie Sanchez

    We need rain like this in CA where we are having a bad drought.

    • Welcome to TSS Bekkie. Rains give pleasure to everyone. Wish you have such nice rains there real soon.

  • Purba Chakraborty

    wow! This is so so beautiful and profound.
    Loved it <3
    Being a pluviophile, everything about the rain enchants me. I have also pondered on such things about life when I watched rain drop on a glass pane. You've put it so perfectly in words 🙂

    • Glad that you liked it Purba. As I have said earlier, it gives me utmost pleasure when you read and appreciate my words. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Awesome….simple is not so simple sometimes…..raindrops making a puzzle, blurring the vision, and fueling our emotions with a mystery of their own….!

    • Well said Sunaina. Simple in not so simple sometimes and mysteries get easily accessible at times… This is life… Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Brilliant!

  • Good comparison between drizzle and life’s situations that get blurred sometimes.

    • Thank you so much Mr. Pasha. Glad that you liked it. 🙂

  • Lovely….haiku and the pic too. I love to watch raindrops trickle down from glass panes…does seem like life’s mystery …the little things giving so much pleasure.

    • Well said Bushra. We find pleasure in little deeds of life and try to solve the mistery too…. This is life. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Beautifully described, well done!

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    i love to read your Haikus, not only because they are very nice but also the reason is—i learn many new words.

    • Thank you so much Jyotirmoy This one is indeed very special, or else I’m still a beginner in Haiku writing. I’m in the learning process. But your appreciation truly means a lot. 🙂

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