cold moon . . . 
a rising wave splashes 
the taste of salt 


—Kala Ramesh
        

First appeared in Heron's Nest -Volume IX, Number 3: September, 2007

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 22 January 2008 by Kala Ramesh

  1.  
    2008-01-22 04:35:53
     

    Salt and cold, strong resonances!

  2.  
    Bill Kenney
    2008-01-22 05:14:48
     

    This engages all five senses and unites them in the imagination.

  3.  
    2008-01-22 07:59:14
     

    salty sound of moonlight... beautiful

  4.  
    Andrea (andrea dot cecon at gmail dot com)
    2008-01-22 10:46:44
     

    I remember this good haiku... all my senses are strongly engaged again. Thanks!

  5.  
    terrytip
    2008-01-22 11:59:34
     

    cold moon . . .
    a rising wave splashes
    the taste of salt


    visions of mermaids
    and sea serpents

    terrytip

  6.  
    laryalee
    2008-01-22 12:09:18
     

    It's nice to read this again, Kala...
    a lovely moment!
    ;)
    Lary

  7.  
    josh wikoff
    2008-01-22 12:49:14
     

    Tasty little poem, Kala!

    bony moon
    the desert sound
    of coyotes

  8.  
    kala ramesh
    2008-01-22 21:06:22
     

    Dear Bill,

    I saw this ku again through your eyes and thank you!

    Thanks a ton Andrea and terrytip!

    Thank you so much Lary. Your comments mean a lot to me...

    And Josh - Thanks and I love your bony moon!
    It says so much!

    warmly,
    _kala

  9.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-01-24 17:11:37
     

    beneath wintering moon
    tasty salt crystals--
    shadow her sunburn

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