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Autumn 2009, vol 7 no 3
 

HAIKU

_kala

 

feeling as if
on a summer cloud ...
hill temple
 
   
  the waterfall rock-tumbling speckled rhythms
   
   trying to know me
deep within me
            autumn day
 
   
  wading through
leaves. . . with each step
the thoughts
 
desert sands ...
I enter the whole
of nothingness
 
   
a wave curl swathed in moonlight the chiselled girl's face
   
forest tent ...
a firefly switches on
my smile
 
   
  my fear ...
the darkness
between stars
 
modern art in squares in and out of endless squares  
   

_kala _kala says "searching" is the one word that seems to say everything about her. She went through the path of Indian Classical Music, first instrumental then vocal, from South Indian Classical crossed over to North Indian Classical music, performed in various cities in India. Then plunged into Yoga, Hindu Philosophy and Vipassana—and this accidentally led her to haiku in 2005, and since then it has been haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun and renku that she breathes.