Thursday, September 1, 2016

Summer Vacation--By Neena Singh--India

Summer Vacation

A ramshackle, blue hand-cart stands abandoned in the park, where I walk my dog. I see urchins playing in and around it. They have placed bricks to replace the broken wheels. One of the boys rocks them up and down amidst loud giggles and laughter.

My dog jumps into the bandwagon with the children who know her well, and I take a picture on my cell phone. Now they all jump out and pester me to show it to them and ask me to take some more.

children’s laughter - 
      shared green mangoes   
                     trains and rockets

Neena Singh is the author of Whispers of the Soul - The Journey Within, a book of poetry showcasing her passion for nature and life. The book and e-book are available on Amazon. She is the creator of ‘soul2soul’, a well-loved group on Facebook, committed to spreading peace, goodwill and light through theme-based discussions among members. She has received awards for her contribution in banking, management and social work. Neena lives with her husband, Prithpal and her golden lab, Rumi, in Chandigarh.


  1. A very fine first haibun ,congratulations Neena and thanks Karen to showcase this work,love and light,angelee

    1. Thanks dear fortunate to have you as a mentor...gratitude to Karen for sharing it on "Whispers"
      Warm regards, Neena

  2. Beautiful! Do share this on April.

  3. This is one of those well-written pieces one reads more than once.

  4. Nice one, Neena. I especially love the ending three verses. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. very nice haibun, Neena. Good detail and movement.
    keep writing.

  6. Really enjoyed ths Neena, thanks for sharing it.