Sunday, February 1, 2015

Haibun: Ephemera--By Angelee Deodhar--India

Haibun: Ephemera

One week after our son leaves for his training program my husband and I wander an empty house with the two dogs constantly underfoot. They sense something missing, are lost too, searching for one who used to play with them. The oppressive humidity makes it worse...even the birds are still.
             deep autumn
                   the silence between drops

frogpond 2005 Vol. XXVIII No 1 page 45

Angelee Deodhar, an eye surgeon by profession is a haiku poet, translator, and artist. She lives and works in Chandigarh, India. Her haiku/haibun/haiga have been published internationally in various books and journals, and her work can be viewed on many websites. To promote haiku in India, she has translated six books of haiku from English to Hindi, which she distributed for free. These bilingual books include: If Someone Asks: Masaoka Shiki's Life and Haiku (2005),Classic Haiku: A Master's Selection, edited by Miura Yuzuru (2006), Ogura Hyakunin Isshu: 100 Poems by 100 Poets (2007), Children’s Haiku from Around the World–A Haiku Primer (2007), Indian Haiku (2008), and The Distant Mountain: The Life and Haiku of Kobayashi Issa (2009).


  1. I could really relate to this, nice piece!

  2. well done, Angelee - always appreciate your poetry -

  3. Dear Ayaz and dear Peggy
    thank you for your kind and peace

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  5. beautiful haibun

  6. For one who struggles to write good haibun, I find yours inspirational in its simplicity. Ron Grognet

  7. Nice work, Angelee. What a nicely-written poem. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  8. Dear Maurice,Ronald and Maureen
    Thank you for your kind words,love angelee

  9. Thank you for sharing this. I love the way haiku, senryu, haibun, etc. stand the test of time--and this is 'timeless'. Thanks again--Barbara

  10. What a wonderful piece of Haibun, Angalee. Thank you for sharing your talent in this well written poem.

  11. Beautifully sad! I can hear the silence....I can feel it. Well done, Angelee! Namaskar! // paul

  12. The tone of a heavy sadness permeates this work..Very uniquely creative..Sara