93rd autumn-
only companions left,
old mountains

—Vishnu P Kapoor
        

About the author: I am a retired Indian Air Force officer. Earlier I taught English Literature. I write poetry in Urdu language. I am a practising Buddhist. Being a widower at 65 years of age, I live with my married son and spinster daughter.

contact: vpk151042 at yahoo dot co dot in

Responses to the haiku for 12 October 2006 by Vishnu P Kapoor

  1.  
    judith Ingram (super dot ingram at verizon dot net)
    2006-10-12 08:36:06
     

    Vishnu, only the mountains are old.


    eighty autumns, today
    eighty songs
    in my heart

  2.  
    Kala Ramesh
    2006-10-12 08:56:53
     

    Hi Vishnu,

    Pune is a place of mountains and I can visualise my future in your haiku!!
    Good work.

    Warmly,
    kala

  3.  
    Alan Summers
    2006-10-12 09:00:24
     

    All my best to you and those mountains.

  4.  
    Dirk (DHvN at wandd dot com)
    2006-10-12 09:46:51
     

    I like this haiku, but it immediately occurred to me that it would be more moving if the first line were less literal, more metaphoric, like Yeats’ 59 swans. Maybe “93 celibrations.”

  5.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2006-10-12 10:16:04
     

    An indian pilot
    crossing the Himalaia's Mounts...
    the life or the dead?!

  6.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2006-10-12 11:01:33
     

    "old mountains" are reliable friends

    best wishes,
    Angelika

  7.  
    Bill Kenney
    2006-10-12 18:49:58
     

    alone on the dock . . .
    the moonlight reaches
    across the lake

    A very rich ku, Vishnu. I wish you many autumns.

  8.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-10-12 19:52:34
     

    autumns past--
    as this one fades,
    embers crackle

  9.  
    Magyar
    2006-10-13 08:08:23
     

    _ Long time friends change so -slowly- they seem always to remain... unchanged, and that is the comfort they give.
    _ Your's is a -comforting- thought Vishnu!
    thx, -M

  10.  
    sharon (sharw007 at yahoo dot com)
    2006-10-16 12:40:43
     

    I loved your haiku. I hope you are not too sad. I am sure your past companions are missing you too.

    Best wishes,
    Sharon

  11.  
    b.m.r.
    2009-10-18 16:11:08
     

    goodbyes between old friends
    as summer ends...
    green oak leaf turns rust and gold

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