lotus pond--
a frog sleeps 
on the moon 

—Narayanan Raghunathan
        

About the author: My fields of activity are Philosophy (Universal Religion, Mysticism), Mathematics (Transcendental Numbers, Infinite Continued Fractions, General Number Theory, Foundations of Mathematics), Poetry, Music (Indian Karnaatik and Dhrupad(Hindusthani), Musicology), Dance (Neo-Classical), Photography and Graphics, and Farming. I have published the following books 1] Kalki ~ The Last Coming 2] Scrap Bits from The Note-Books of a Lunatic 3] Infinite Flame Silences(Haiku) 4] Apocalyptic Rapture(Haiku~ With Amanda) 5] The Solitary Infinity: Obituary To Transfinity.

Contact: aum_raudrabrahmanarayanan at yahoo dot com

 

Responses to the haiku for 20 June 2007 by Narayanan Raghunathan

  1.  
    Barbie Basho
    2007-06-20 05:03:19
     

    Love your/this imagery!



    how still the pond
    no one wakes
    the moon

  2.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-06-20 05:55:09
     

    Serene.

  3.  
    Anna Goluba
    2007-06-20 06:08:48
     

    I just love this haiku.

  4.  
    Magyar
    2007-06-20 06:15:34
     

    Narayanan, you've offered another well concieved mystic image!

    the frog awoke
    its jump pushed the moon
    into dawn

    (an echo) _M

  5.  
    michele
    2007-06-20 08:36:28
     

    Beautiful. This one made me pause and savor. Quite beautiful. Thank you Narayanan.

  6.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-06-20 08:38:44
     

    Beautifully engaging & packed with haiku humour! ;-)

  7.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2007-06-20 08:48:12
     

    I like this haiku very much!

  8.  
    laryalee
    2007-06-20 13:54:24
     

    This is delightful!

  9.  
    2007-06-20 14:45:42
     

    a beautiful haiku

    thank you

  10.  
    Linda
    2007-06-20 18:21:15
     

    I liked this haiku very much. A friend sent it to me since our farm is named, Old Frog Pond Farm. I hang haikus on the sign outside and change them seasonally -- right now it says:

    Splash
    Old Frog
    Happiness

    Glad to find out about this site.

  11.  
    il.balan
    2007-06-20 20:28:26
     

    Beautiful!
    I find this ku like a classical.

    Well done.

  12.  
    Gautam Nadkarni
    2007-06-21 05:36:30
     

    Fantastic is putting it mildly, Narayanan. Compelling imagery. Good job.

    Gautam

  13.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2007-06-21 11:55:58
     

    A fantastical picture reminding us of Basho's frog.

    The frog wakes up
    all of a sudden...
    moon nowhere!

  14.  
    Norman Darlington
    2007-06-23 01:27:35
     

    lotus pond--
    a frog sleeps
    on the moon

    Masterful!

  15.  
    2007-06-23 05:23:41
     

    Great Thanks all Friends ~ I am honoured all of you like this Haiku !

  16.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-06-24 06:39:18
     

    ancient frog
    down in the mud and muck--
    lotus flower, too

  17.  
    2007-06-24 19:48:05
     

    a frog croaks
    another jumps into water ~
    the moon dissolves

    a frog still
    on the moist rock ~
    full-moon silence

    a frog sits
    on a lotus and watches
    the twilight sun ~

    morning siren ~
    four frogs move in
    four different ways

    a frog's vast cosmos ~
    a moon and lotus created
    anew in cool breeze

    fallen leaves
    float in the lotus pond ~
    a solitary frog

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