Tag: Haiku

Monsoon: a Haiku

Well, love it or hate it, it’s finally here.
The monsoon is eagerly awaited and equally dreaded…
Loved because of what it means to agriculture and forests,
and to power generation plants;
Loathed because of the flash floods and landslides, the humidity
and how it strains drainage systems.

In this Haiku, I prefer to take a romantic view of the monsoon…


Sultry tranquil days
Nights of turbulent passion
Monsoon on my mind


light landscape nature sky
Photo by Vladislav Murashko on Pexels.com

What does the monsoon mean to you?

Conversation: a Haiku

We keep hearing of how important it is to pay attention to body language, to make eye contact, to use and observe non-verbal clues for effective communication. We’re told how it is not just the words that we use but all the other signs our bodies display that make a conversation meaningful.

This is especially true for love…the words ‘I Love You’ are empty and meaningless if there are no actions to supplement the words, or if the follow through is antithetical to the concept of love.

Here’s a Haiku that, I hope, conveys what I’m trying to say in a better way…


Speak to me of love
let your eyes, your lips, your touch
do all the talking


crop hands of anonymous multiethnic couple touching hands in light studio
Photo by Pân Alves on Pexels.com

Tell me what you think.
Do you notice when people say things that don’t resonate with what their bodies are showing you?

Green Haiku

This beautiful yellow-footed green pigeon – or Hariyal – was photographed early one morning by my brother-in-law, and it inspired a haiku…as well as several hashtags…


#covid_19 #secondwave
#hopeforthebest #natureisbeautiful❤️
#natureshots #natureheals #natureneedsnofilter #natureneedshealing


New day, new options
Standing out or merging in
Either way, stay safe


Such a serene, gorgeous bird, don’t you think? I had to Google its name – I do hope I’m right about it being a Hariyal…

Rainy day Haiku

How do I keep my mental health from crashing to the floor in the second year of the pandemic?

I look to my sister’s dog for comfort…He understands the ways of the universe better than I do.

Here’s a haiku celebrating Coco, the Cool Cocker Spaniel!


Cloudy spring morning

Contagion casts a pall…

let sleeping dogs lie…


Isn’t that wise of Coco? What you can’t control, why not just sleep it off? Not easy, though…

Still, this too shall pass!

Spring Haikus

Even though it is almost summer, and even though (or especially because) we’re [still] in the middle of yet another surge of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s something about the idea of spring that rejuvenates the spirit.

Languid sunrise

bedewed foliage offers

vapory homage

animal leaf morning spring
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Skipping on new grass

signs of spring draw weary eyes

bare soles imbibe hope

young woman wrapped in fabric in green field
Photo by Sunsetoned on Pexels.com

How are you coping, folks? Where do you find what you need to keep calm in these difficult times?

Haiku: Let it Rain

Last night was a noisy one with thunder roaring overhead and strong winds rattling the windows and doors. It rained mightily, but then, like all storms, this one too passed…

Keen slivers of silver

slice the moonless summer night

rain pounds parched skin

photo of lightning
Photo by Philippe Donn on Pexels.com

Haikus and body parts

I wrote a Haiku today in response to a #vss365 prompt and posted it on twitter before I remembered that I had pledged to include anatomical elements in each Haiku. Obviously, then, I felt compelled to modify it.

I’m posting the original one here and also the modified one. Have a look…

*vss365 (very short story, one for every day of the year)


The original verse:


Iridescent paint

Nature’s sublime canvas glows

Murky air plays foul

delicate cherry blossoms on twigs under blue sky
Photo by Harry Cooke on Pexels.com

The modified Haiku:


Iridescent paint

Nature’s canvas enthralls

The heart yearns afresh

close up of tree against sky
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

What do you think? Which one works for you?

A Haiku to celebrate the release of my poetry book

I’m learning how to write Haiku and I’m determined – as a tribute to my physician roots – to use anatomical elements in each one that I create. Let’s see how that goes…

I HAVE to start with the eye…

Haiku: Idyll