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Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2


Kala Ramesh


dry heat . . .
a dip in the cool stream
the intangible
waterness of water


the thrill
of first rains
in my hands
your hands
first time i held


i thought
would kill --
i unwrap
old passions


Kala Ramesh An exponent of North Indian Classical music, Kala Ramesh is a just-turned-haiku poet. She feels both amazed and humbled by the fact that this great art form has found such an abiding niche in her heart, and writes:

i bow
to the setting sun
the moon rises