Friday, June 13, 2014

Haiku/Senryu--By Shloka Shankar--India

a capella
in my backyard...
robin's song
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scented petals
glisten in the sun...
spring showers
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summer breeze...
dusty prints of hop-scotch
in our compound
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rustling leaves…
the moon intrudes
my slumber
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leaky tap
my thoughts drip from one
to the other

Shloka Shankar resides in Bangalore, India. She is notable for her work in anthologies of repute including Traversal of Lines, The Dance of the Peacock, The Unsettled Winter and Family Matters. Shloka has also seen her poems published in numerous other literary journals including Urban Confustions, RaedLeaf Poetry India, Writers Asylum, The Literary Yard, Wordweavers India Asahi Haikuist Network and Creatrix.

15 comments:

  1. Wow, Shloka, your haiku are rich with imagery that touches our hearts. It's hard to pick favorites from these amazing writes, but the last one brought a smile to my face. Thank you for sharing your words with us!

    Best wishes,
    Carolyn

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  2. Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement, Carolyn :)

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  3. Shloka, your wonderful Haiku word painting is pure perfection! I love it! So happy to be fortunate to read you here on Whispers! Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

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  4. Hi Shloka. I enjoyed reading your poetry. Thanks for sharing and continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations
    www.tgbtgpublictions.com

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  5. Thank you so much, Maurice :)

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  6. These are all beautiful and mind probing writes, Shloka. I love the first haiku most, and the senryu at the end. // paul

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    1. Thank you for your generous comment, Paul :) I'm delighted! :)

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  7. Such wonderful images you create here. very well done. Best wishes. Pete.

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  8. When learning it is so helpful to read good models. Thanks, Ron Grognet

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    1. You're too kind, Ronald :) I've just begun my haiku/tanka journey. I'm so glad you liked my attempts. :)

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  9. Dusty hop- scotch us such a lovely image. I have enjoyed your writing. Thank you for your share. Ralph.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ralph :) Glad you enjoyed the imagery :)

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  10. Shloka,
    These are simply beautiful! Loved each and every one. I have seen your work on Maurice's website and in his journal, Creative Inspirations, too. You are a superbly gifted poet at that!
    Sincerely,
    David Fox

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