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