Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lyle Daggett & Kala Ramesh: Wednesday Haiku, Week 76

Photo by Maxquijano

   on the dark water
a white lily floats —
   almost silent

         Lyle Daggett

Photo by selbst

spring rain . . .
halfway through my meal
a scoop of loneliness

     Kala Ramesh

Photo by Tubifex

from the azaleas
the azaleas' pure
translated by David G. Lanoue


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Chen-ou Liu, 劉鎮歐 said...


thanks for posting this string of little gems.

I particularly like Kala's haiku, whose L3 is unexpected yet powerful.


Bart said...

"a scoop of loneliness". That image keeps floating in my head.

_kala said...

Thanks Don.

I like the way you have weaved the raindrop through the three haiku chosen and how that 'loneliness' in my haiku seems even more poignant somehow.

It's amazing what silences between verses can do to images.

_kala said...

Thanks a ton Chen-ou and Bart.
I'm happy L3 resonates the way it does :)

snowbird said...

Kala's haiku is so visual I can almost feel like I'm scooping up the loneliness myself. That one word... Just goes to show how a word well chosen ....

Lyle Daggett said...

Likewise, and again, my thanks, Don.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Chen-ou, glad this one hit home -

Bart, that third line seems to be grabbing folks ...

Kala and Lyle, cheers!

Thanks, Merrill ...

aditya said...

gems.. thoroughly enjoyed both the haiku

a walk after the dinner..
my loneliness
follows me home


i paint
my loneliness

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Thanks very much, for the thoughts and poems - I especially like "a walk after dinner"

aditya said...

Thanks Don for yr kind appreciation.

_kala said...

a walk after the dinner...
my loneliness
follows me home

I like this Aditya.
And thanks a lot for your comment on my work.

Waiting to see you all in person during Pune Haiku Utsav :)

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

kala, thanks for sharing the poem ... Don