Thursday, December 22, 2016

haiku and more...By Pravat Kumar Padhy--India

haiku and more…

the ocean melts
its agony

fallen leaves--
the beggar loses
his address

the song wakes up
with brightness

the elephants carry
forest on their back

*(In closing, a breath
of faith…and hope)

God’s name--
the sky opens to
one and all

*your editor’s thoughts

Pravat Kumar Padhy hails from Odisha, India. He did his Master of Science and has a 
Ph.D from IIT-Dhanbad. His short poems, haiku, tanka and haibun have appeared in various venues such as Chrysanthemum, Simply Haiku, Red lights, Ribbons, tinywords, Modern Haiku, Lilliput Review, Under the Basho, The Heron’s Nest, Shamrock, A Hundred Gourds, Bottle Rockets, Asahi Haikuist Network, Frogpond, and Acorn. He is a recipient of Editor’s Choice awards, Special and Honourable Mentions. Songs of Love: A Celebration published by Writers Workshop, Calcutta is his latest collection.   


  1. Pravat,
    I liked all of the, especially the first one. Congratulations in getting published in some of the major haiku journals. Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  2. Dear Pravat,
    I echo David's comment and welcome!
    I like all of your haiku with a special emphasis on your "hummingbird" creation.

  3. Thank you David and Michael for your kind words and appreciation.