Simply Haiku: An E-Journal of Haiku and Related Forms
September-October 2004, vol. 2, no. 5

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Smitha Chakravarthula: Haiku

sitting in a crowded  
room alone, an  
old man bathing pond -
  swans and ducks
  fight for space
tombstone -  
a single red  
rosebud Buried in sand
  a pearl hiding
  in a shell
Dew drops rest  
on a lotus petal  

Smitha Chakravarthula is the poetry columnist for Indianest.Com. Her bio on Indianest states:

"To 1980 born Smitha, writing is not just a hobby but a way of life. She lives poetry, breathes poetry and writes poetry. Though she writes other forms too, poetry is her first and lasting love.

Fun loving and vivacious, Smitha has been writing ever since she could hold a pen and her first poem to be published was when she was seven."

Her works can be found in various websites such as,, etc. Her poems have been selected for inclusion in several international anthologies.