down the path
i n b e t w e e n t r e e s
the mango moon


—Kala Ramesh
        

Hanging mangoes - Indian summer

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 13 September 2006 by Kala Ramesh

  1.  
    2006-09-13 06:56:15
     

    I love that mango moon!

  2.  
    Georgia Kornbluth
    2006-09-13 10:03:20
     

    love the form
    the innovation
    the implications
    the mood
    the evocations
    the doubleness
    the wholeness

  3.  
    2006-09-13 12:04:29
     

    This is a beautiful haiku, Kala!

  4.  
    Ed Schwellenbach
    2006-09-13 12:18:06
     

    outstanding, Kala ... creativity that's comfortable within the traditional and sets your poem way above the expected

  5.  
    FrancesRuth Harris
    2006-09-13 14:48:39
     

    Wow! And in Hallock, Minnesota, we just
    recently had one of the biggest, most
    wonderful moons ever! Thank you!

  6.  
    Gerald Hodge
    2006-09-13 14:56:56
     

    AWESOME! as the kids say

  7.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2006-09-13 15:01:11
     

    i enjoy to read this haiku! i enjoy it again and again!

  8.  
    judith Ingram (super dot ingram at verizon dot net)
    2006-09-13 15:42:27
     

    Oh, Kala! This is sooooo good! Thank you. Judith

  9.  
    Sue Stanford
    2006-09-14 00:39:05
     

    a lovely warm haiku full of the scent and feeling of a happy evening, with just enough surprise in the air

  10.  
    Kala Ramesh
    2006-09-14 00:49:47
     

    I warmly thank each and everyone of you for you most encouraging comments.

    I am deeply touched.
    Kala

  11.  
    Vidur Jyoti
    2006-09-14 10:17:40
     

    path drowns
    lurking shadows
    smiling moon

  12.  
    b. m. richardson
    2006-09-14 16:54:51
     

    white mango tree
    from the Buddha
    my enlightenment


    dribbling down my chin-
    in-between bites, this golden lotus


    ...ripples
    raised by fingers of the wind
    waters in deep canals flow...*


    this night
    quench my thirst
    the mango moon


    *kalidasa


    kala,
    i love your "i n b e t w e e n t r e e s"

  13.  
    Kala Ramesh
    2006-09-14 19:08:19
     

    Thanks Vidur for your 'smiling'response.

    Bob,
    Your response is great.

    This haiku was written more from my memory, as kids we have run around mango groves and peeped at the moon from various places in glee.
    I wanted to convey that joy of discovery?


    Haha! I thought I had invented the kigo word- "mango moon"
    One's ego keeps playing tricks?!!
    kala

  14.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-10-01 18:18:41
     

    cool season/inbetweentrees/green avocados

    -

    harvest moon
    in silence--
    mango moon

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