All night rain
the gaping roof
her shelter

—R K Singh

About the author: Dr R K SINGH, Professor & Head,Dept of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 826004 India

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Responses to the haiku for 18 February 2003 by R K Singh

    Craig McLanachan (cramar at actrix dot co dot nz)
    2003-03-07 03:18:55

    I guess this happens, after a disaster or war but it is solid misery as a concept and a thought provoking haiku.

    2003-03-13 17:13:34


    This is good. It's easy and comfortable for us (westerners/internet users/academics - though not RK) to forget that the majority of mankind lives this close to the edge (and sadly many slip off). Not just after a disaster or war, Craig, this is the common lot of most of humanity all the way from birth to death, with no letup.

    It's good to be reminded that the situation of most of us reading this, is not the normal human situation at all, but a pleasant aberration. Thanks poet, for the perspective.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-12-26 23:33:59

    winter's warmth ...
    bitter thoughts

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-02-03 09:20:19

    our glaring poverty
    on the floor
    roofhole sunbeams

    Mark Eugenio (PatuissetIsland at aol dot com)
    2004-02-26 17:49:13

    below zero--
    cardboard box
    his boston brownstone

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-06-03 20:46:21

    all night silence
    faint heartbeat ...
    count the seconds


    sound sleep --
    counting drips
    from the faucet