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Autumn 2005, vol 3 no 3


Kala Ramesh, Featured Poet

cyclonic rains –
branches take the cobwebs
for a swing


withered field -
the echo of
temple bells


mid-summer . . .
green trees
and a dying pond


an orchid
bidding autumn

take a closer look---
for two days, the same
moth on my door. . .


Kala Ramesh is a performing vocalist in Indian Classical Music and has given numerous concerts in India. She has published several articles on Indian music and Indian thought. Kala has also taught creative art in schools and has taken workshops for children for The Times of India.

Music brought Kala to haiku, tanka and senryu. Coming from an extremely artistic and culturally rich South Indian family, she believes as her father is fond of saying that "the soil has to be fertile for the plant to bloom"; she also feels that she owes her poetic streak to her mother.

The proud mother of two young adults, Kala lives with her husband in Pune, India.

Click here to read Kala Ramesh's essay on Indian Haiku in this issue of Simply Haiku.

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