Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Haiku--By Arvinder Kaur--India

at home
the chrysanthemums bloom and fade-
hospital silence
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soldier's homecoming -
mother hums a lullaby
one last time
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the same sand
where all my castles  fell -
homecoming
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long distance call -
chirp by chirp the sounds
of childhood
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wheat stalks-
someone calls me
by a forgotten name
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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. 

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations Arvinder and Karen for the fine haiku presented on this blog
    best wishes angelee

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  2. Thanks for your kind comment Angelee !

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  3. Thanks for stopping by Peggy ! Really appreciate !

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  4. Congratulations! Have always enjoyed your work.

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  5. Such fine haiku. Thank you Karen and Arvinder.

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  6. Thanks Madhu and Jo ! your appreciation is so encouraging !

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