and Indian Music
tiny lung a resonant call
Basant means spring season. In Indian classical music we have
numerous compositions based on this season. We have a
raga named basant.
holds high in music
the perfect sur
pitch. For a singer, the hand moves, aiding
the singing voice.
a mere speck-|
sapaat taans begin their climb
taans are straight fast passages sung with the tabla [drums]. Often
they cover all three octaves.
drips in malhar tans
Malhar is a monsoon raga.
Tans are fast passages sung along with the percussion – tabla.
Raga means passion.
stand as a crane|
on a singing note...
against the leaves
malkauns in the air
Malkauns is a sensuous, erotic night raga.
haunting melodies linger
in mind’s abyss
tanpura sound ripples
in widening circles---
Tanpura is an instrument used by vocalists in Indian classical music.
together in a song
- milky way
a performing vocalist in Indian Classical Music. She has
given many concerts in India. She has published several
articles on Indian Music
and Indian Thought.
has taught creative art in schools and taken workshops
for children for The Times of India, in their NIE
Kala writes: "A
musical note lives for a moment and fades into the void . .
. that sacred silence. And Hindustani music, being completely
extempore, is as fresh as a just bloomed lily. Being very similar
in form, music attracted me to haiku and tanka. In all three,
I believe there is a resonance that lingers in the spirit long
after the sound has faded."
here to read
Ramesh's haiku and
2005: Simply Haiku