Wednesday, June 11, 2014

K. Ramesh and Kala Ramesh: Wednesday Haiku, #182

Van Gogh

nothing to lose
nothing to gain...
starlit sky

K. Ramesh

Photo by Bob Jenkins

a beggar
lifts her palms to passersby 

hardened earth
Kala Ramesh

 Kashira of Tanabata Festival by Oishi Akichika

my stars--
a gang of old men
in the Milky Way

translated by David G. Lanoue


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Rachael Stanley said...

Beautiful love them both, though it took me a bit longer to work out the significance of the last line of the first one 'starlit sky'(though some might argue that nothing to lose, nothing to gain is cliched, but despite that I like it a lot and the beautiful Van Gogh painting.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks so much, Rachael ... I like how these came together, sort of playing off each other.


Mary Ahearn said...

These are very moving, just wonderful haiku. Had to give out my appreciation in more than a "like" check. And your accompanying art and Issa - yes.
Thanks to all -

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Mary: Thanks so much ... glad the whole post came together.