Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pranav Kodial & Ken Sawitri: Wednesday Haiku, #159

Photo by The Browniris

snow-clad Kanchenjunga
in its shadow
a tiny temple

Pranav Kodial

Photo by James Jordan

last load
my son spreads his hand
to weigh the moon

Ken Sawitri

Woodblock by Kawase Hasui

mountain temple--
deep under snow
a bell

translated by David G. Lanoue


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ayaz daryl nielsen said...


poorni said...

wow...lovely ones :)

P K Padhy said...

Lovely haiku. Pranav used 'ku' in an aesthetic style.'last load' haiku by Ken is an expression of classical innovation and creativity.Ken's imagism incorporating 'zoka', and 'yugen' in the haiku is highly appreciative.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Cheers, Daryl.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Poorni, glad you liked.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks very much, PK. For those who don't know and are curious about "zoka," see Don Baird's article at simply haiku. For yugen, check here. Don

Gillena Cox said...

The chiaroscuro in Pranav's haiku is stunning; and, how can i not just luv the zen of Ken's haiku.

This one of Issa's reading for the first time just fits the mood set by the first two; good choice

much love...

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Glad all three of these hit the mark.


Pranav Kodial said...

Dear Don, thanks so much for considering my poem worth publishing.
It is my greatest privilege to find my little piece alongside the beautifully imaged ku written by Ken.

And thank you everyone for your kind words and feedback. It is encouragement from readers and poets like you that makes neophytes like me to strive harder. :)
Warm regards.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...


Thanks for the kind note - the comments, I believe, speak volumes. You will have to shed that neophyte label, my friend.


Ken Sawitri said...

Glad seeing my humble work in 'Wednesday Haiku'! Thank you and my respect to Daryl, Poorni, Pranav, Gilena, PK, and Don, for guiding into this beautiful haiku gathering..

tiny little things--
Edo's hot peppers

translated by David G. Lanoue

a bow,

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Hot peppers!

Cheers, Ken, best to you.