Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Haiku--By Arvinder Kaur--India

sleepless night-
the star i named after you
also falls

departing geese-
he teaches me goodbye
in his mother tongue

sakura petals...
the eloquence
of silence

tucked up saree*
a paddy farmer
wades through clouds

* a garment worn by Indian women

Arvinder Kaur is an Associate professor in English and Media Studies. She writes haiku both in Punjabi as well as English. She has four books to her credit which include poetry, a work of translation and her first collection of punjabi haiku, Nimolian. Her work has been published in several haiku journals and anthologies. She lives in Chandigarh with her family.


  1. Oh, this is a wonderful quad of Haiku, so wonderfully written and expressed. Welcome to Whispers if this is your first posting. Haiku is so full of depth and it is a joy to read them, thank you for your poetry! Sheri

  2. Dear Arvinder,

    It is good to see you already have a lovely comment on your wonderful haiku. I agree with Sheri. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here.


  3. Very nicely written haiku ,congratulations Arvinder,best wishes,angelee
    Karen ,you have picked a fine I ndian poet to begin the month with,congratulations to you too angelee

  4. Arvinder, welcome to Whispers and what a joy to read your wonderful Haiku. I especially liked the last one. The picture grabbed my mind. Thank you for choosing to share your talent with us here on Whispers.

  5. Beautiful verses Arvinder!

  6. Lovely quartet of haiku!

    warm regards,


  7. Dear Arvinder,

    Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here.

    I love your choice of words and how it leads to the eloquence of these tiny texts.


  8. Welcome to whispers, Arvinder! I enjoyed your string of haiku, especially the last two. All the best. // paul

  9. Arvinder,
    Some nice haiku you have penned here. I loved the first two. Welcome!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  10. just wonderful, thank you for this

  11. Lovely set of haiku Arvinder.
    I love the "tucked up sari"

  12. email some of your haiku/poems, if you so choose, to bear creek haiku -
    online at bear creek haiku poetry, poems and info

  13. Arvinder, welcome to Whispers. Thank you for the lovely haiku. I especially like the first one. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  14. Loved the voices in native tongues. Thank you for your posting. Ralph