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The Eternal Retaliation: Haiku

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the holy ganges gangotri

The picture of Gangotri (the origin of the holy Ganga) was clicked during my last Kedarnath (Uttarakhand) visit.

~ Haiku ~                                                              ~ Haiku ~

Swift waves, savage rocks

Surf sways with cosmic glory

Stones melt with fury

Sangeeta Mishra

Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images.

  • Anupam Chakraborty

    Nice Haiku


    Loved your choice of words.. Beautiful 🙂

  • And what a dangerous it’s that can be! Very well expressed Sangeetaji 🙂

  • Kavita Negandhi


  • nice

  • very nicely expressed sangeta ji 🙂

  • Nice one

  • Purba Chakraborty

    Beautiful haiku and perfect photograph to go with it 🙂

  • Beautifully expressed 🙂

  • Abhijit Ray


  • sunita

    Gangothri is luring me through these lovely powerful verses!

  • Yogi Saraswat

    Very Beautiful !!

  • Wow… power packed. 🙂
    Good one.

  • Wonderful haiku with a nice picture!

  • Nice haiku

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    The Pic and the poem, both are nice.

  • So Beautiful

  • Good one

  • Easwar Arumugam

    Nice tribute to Gangotri

  • Rakesh Pandey

    What a beautiful haiku! Wish I visit Gangotri some day!

    • Thank you so much Rakeshji! You should definitely visit the holy place. And please do write about the mythological significance of the place, if possible. I’m amazed with your mythological stories too.

      • Rakesh Pandey

        I don’t know a lot about Gangotri, but being an admirer of Shiva, do know about Bhagirath. Will try to write about that. My grandparents have visited there and used to tell me stories about there. Thanks for liking my stories, Sangeetaji! 🙂

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