spring breeze--
I catch the tune
she leaves behind


—Kala Ramesh
        

First appeared in Heron's Nest - Summer 2006; first runner-up in The Heron's Nest Reader's awards - Volume VIII - 2006.

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 16 April 2007 by Kala Ramesh

  1.  
    Gosia Zamorska
    2007-04-16 00:26:11
     

    Great!

  2.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-04-16 05:54:32
     

    Lovely.

  3.  
    Magyar
    2007-04-16 06:05:11
     

    Kala, a wonderful echo_!
    _Spring's nurture... is her song... if we listen.
    _M

  4.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-04-16 07:16:50
     

    Music to the soul, Kala.

  5.  
    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2007-04-16 08:11:24
     

    I had read it on the THN some months ago... its wonderful echoes return again to me!

  6.  
    elena
    2007-04-16 08:50:39
     

    the haiku had a special appeal to me...

  7.  
    Helen Buckingham
    2007-04-16 11:34:23
     

    I love this, Kala, and well remember it from the THN awards.

  8.  
    Nancy Nitro
    2007-04-16 12:48:25
     

    Refreshing!

  9.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-04-16 16:46:18
     

    bristling mockingbird feathers
    in the twilight--
    honeysuckle dew

  10.  
    keiko
    2007-04-16 16:58:01
     

    love this!

  11.  
    laryalee
    2007-04-16 18:32:42
     

    Ah....
    one of my favorites of yours, Kala!
    ;-)
    Lary

  12.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2007-04-17 00:16:12
     

    ...i`m a bit late to comment but...


    i love your haiku, Kala!

  13.  
    Collin Barber
    2007-04-17 05:58:31
     

    Oh yes, I remember this from the Nest. One of the most memorable haiku of the year last year, Kala. Excellent!

    Collin

  14.  
    Rita Odeh
    2007-04-17 09:45:42
     

    Memorable haiku, Kala. Music to the soul.

  15.  
    kala ramesh
    2007-04-17 20:49:07
     

    Thanks to each and everyone of you
    for finding time to send
    your most encouraging responses!

    I'm truly touched.

    Much love,
    Kala

  16.  
    Gayatri
    2007-04-21 21:01:21
     

    Dear Editor,

    I am looking for our long lost friends who i think are Mrs Kala Ramesh's children. Me, my sister and my parents used to be their neighbours in Pune way back. My mother,Mrs Malathi Natarajan, and Kala aunty used to be gr8 friends too. I just happened to hit on this site and have no other means of contacting them.
    It would be very nice if you could help!
    Regards,
    Gayatri

  17.  
    kala ramesh
    2007-04-21 22:12:29
     

    Hi Gayatri,

    Please contact me at this email id.
    nonesuch@vsnl.net
    nonesuch at vsnl dot net

    Great hearing from you!
    The power of internet!
    warmly,
    kala

  18.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-04-24 03:09:30
     

    Did you two hook up Kala? I hope so, sounds like a lovely and amazing coincidence.

    all my best,

    Alan (still catching that tune)

  19.  
    kala ramesh
    2007-04-24 03:50:22
     

    Oh yes, Alan!
    Thanks to tinywords we were able to 'catch' each other's 'tune' after many years!
    What a coincidence indeed!
    A fitting finish to this haiku!

    warmly,
    kala

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