Monday, February 15, 2016

Resonance--By Angelee Deodhar--India

Resonance

Outside the main temple, I sit on a large cool stone under a cloud filled sky, surrounded by the scent of citrus and mango blossom and listen to the drip of water from a pipe, only an occasional crow, koel or jungle babbler disturb the silence.  

I have an hour and a half to be quiet and write or copy down some passages from Thich Naht  Hanh’s book Present Moment Wonderful Moment…

sweet hot tea
the ashram stray curls up
at my feet

Angelee Deodhar, is an eye surgeon turned haiku poet, translator, and artist from India.  She has translated six books of haiku from English to Hindi. She has no personal website or blog. "Hot on the heels of her 2014 release of a collection of poetic prose containing haiku, Deodhar celebrates having edited Journeys 2015, an Anthology of International Haibun, highlighting authors in 15 different countries." - David McMurray, Editor, Asahi Haikuist Network, Japan

15 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorites. It makes me calm and peaceful just reading it and knowing you are copying passages Thich Naht Hanh. Resonance--a perceptive title. What a nice surprise today.

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  2. Thank you so much,Jo,yes a quote a day helps me keep the blues away,love and light,angelee

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  3. I agree, Mary Jo. This haibun was especially lovely on a snow day of grading papers. I could smell and taste the mango blossoms -- and feel the large cool stone beneath me.

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    1. Dear Marianne
      thank you so much it is still cold and the koel hasnt started calling yet but will start soon
      love angelee

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    2. Yes, soon it will be March! My husband and I tried to go for a walk in the woods today. We spent a lot of time walking through snow and dodging the mud.

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    1. Thank you John you are so kind love angelee

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  5. So totally love the image of the asharam stray curling ... Very fresh, has a lucidity and a visual quality to it ! Much love, arvinder

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    1. Thank you dear Arvinder,your encouragement helps a lot,love angelee

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  6. Ah, what a wonderful hour I am sure it was. Beautiful Angelee. (Plus I learned something new about you -- an eye surgeon!?) :-)

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    1. Thank you dear Terri,yes I am a retired Ophthalmologist,love and light angelee

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    1. Thank you Peggy dear, your kind comment made my day.love angelee

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  8. Very serene. I could read it every morning.

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