Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Haiku--By Kala Ramesh--India

I walk farther
into the womb of time:

Previously published--A Hundred Gourds, 3:2, March 2014

sunbirds peck
the tumbling river notes . . .
evening raga

Previously published--A Hundred Gourds, 2:3, June 2013

burning ghat . . .
  from the depths of grief
my friend's off-key tune

Previously published--Modern Haiku, 45:1, Winter 2014

falling leaves . . .
if only sorrows could be
contained in a palm

Previously published--Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts, Summer 2013

Kala Ramesh writes haiku, tanka, senryu, haibun and renku. She has over 1200 verses published in various reputed journals all over the world. As external faculty member of the Symbiosis International University, Kala conducts a 60-hour haiku module for undergraduates. Kala has initiated what she calls the "HaikuWALL India" project, where she gets school children and college students to paint haiku on walls. Kala is also the Modern Haiku Editor for Under the Basho & the Editor of “Youth Corner” for Cattails, a journal from United Haiku & Tanka Society.


  1. Hello Kala. Love the haiku. That last one is very powerful. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  2. I too loved your last Haiku. You have a sharp mind, and a beautiful pen. Lovely work!

  3. I love the combination of all! They are deep and like really nice poetry, the beauty is more revealed when less is said. Now, you make me want to ensure that I take more time to learn Haiku. Thanks for sharing.

  4. the last one works very well. my only regret with Haiku is that they dont have a title. referring to your brilliant work as 'the last one' is a shame. love the work! Ralph

  5. Kala,
    Some beautiful haiku! Loved these!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  6. Kala thank you for sharing your talent in this well written hiaku. I am particularly fond of the last one,so universally felt I am sure. I love them all though.

  7. Magnificent offerings Kala! Aloha, Connie