dripping mist--
pulls the sky
into the valley



—Kala Ramesh
        

First published in Bottle Rockets 13th issue

About the author: Kala Ramesh is a performing vocalist in Indian Classical music. Coming from an extremely artistic and culturally rich South Indian family, Kala believes -- as her father is fond of saying -- that "the soil has to be fertile for the plant to bloom" and feels that she owes this poetic streak in her to her mother. A proud mother of two young adults, Kala lives with her husband in Pune, India.

 

Responses to the haiku for 20 June 2006 by Kala Ramesh

  1.  
    Bill Kenney
    2006-06-20 07:50:15
     

    Deeply imaginative, Kala.

    down sunlit rocks
    pulling a river behind it
    the waterfall

  2.  
    Magyar
    2006-06-20 09:30:06
     

    I was pulled into your words... just as Bill's waterfall pulled the river, thanks Kala.

    we are rivers
    created and taught by
    ancestral brooks

  3.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2006-06-20 12:31:29
     

    "I was pulled into your words..."

    Magyar found the right words!


    A wonderful haiku!

  4.  
    2006-06-21 22:21:21
     

    I love the imagery of this haiku, kala.

    fog
    exploring the valleys
    between the hills

  5.  
    Kala Ramesh
    2006-06-22 09:21:08
     

    Dear Bill, Magyar, Angelika & Dylan,

    Thanks a ton!
    Just returned from Chennai [my home town] and was pleasantly surprised to read all your responses.

    Warmly,
    Kala

  6.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-06-22 14:56:59
     

    golden sunset
    looking behind
    at marina beach

  7.  
    Judith Ingram
    2006-06-26 19:47:53
     

    Kala . . . so great to read such a visually evocative poem.

  8.  
    Kala Ramesh
    2006-06-27 22:31:15
     

    Thanks Judith,
    You've all managed to shake me up with your responses!
    I'm deeply touched.
    - kala

  9.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-06-28 14:07:38
     

    drizzling rain
    upon the umbrella tree leaf
    one drop, crystal perfection

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