queue for darshan--
she mumbles her prayers
at a roadside puddle


—A. Thiagarajan
        

About the author: A postgraduate in English, A. Thiagarajan taught in colleges in India, before joining the finance sector. He has been writing in English and Tamil since college days. His work (poems, haiku, short-stories and articles) has appeared in various magazines and ezines, radio etc. He lives in Mumbai, India.

Email: thiag at vsnl dot com

 

Responses to the haiku for 19 June 2007 by A. Thiagarajan

  1.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-06-19 04:31:09
     

    Beautifully captured.

    I have been through darshan, and connected instantly.

    Here's hoping I can see even more haiku from you on Tinywords.

  2.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-06-19 06:59:22
     

    I have not been through darshan, but I connected immediately, because of the directness, vividness, and power of your haiku.

  3.  
    Dirk van Nouhuys (DHvN at wandd dot com)
    2007-06-19 11:49:18
     

    Poignant!

  4.  
    kala ramesh
    2007-06-19 12:14:06
     

    Hi Thiagarajan,

    A scene that we've seen any number of times but to capture that moment so beautifully and freeze it into a poem . . .

    Ha! You've done it effectively!
    Great work!

    _kala

  5.  
    David Fox (davidirafox at yahoo dot com)
    2007-06-19 17:10:21
     

    Deep thought must have gone into this powerful poem! Great job!
    ~David Fox

  6.  
    gayatri
    2007-06-19 23:15:52
     

    i didn know u could write..when did u get so clever??
    love

  7.  
    judith ingram
    2007-06-20 10:19:21
     

    I can see her standing there and my heart goes out to her.
    judith

  8.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-06-24 05:57:25
     

    darshan for all
    crossing the main gate--
    the seeing eye dog

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