into the night a cuckoo returns the call

—Kala Ramesh
        

First published in Kokako, annual print edition, 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 7 April 2008 by Kala Ramesh

  1.  
    Bill Kenney
    2008-04-07 07:56:37
     

    I love the way this reverses direction. A great use of the one-line format.

  2.  
    ayaz daryl nielsen
    2008-04-07 09:44:52
     

    a very worthy creation

  3.  
    Magyar (magyar0109 at aol dot com)
    2008-04-07 11:58:35
     

    Nice one Kala_! An echo.

    midnight...
    a bird answers my clock
    _m

  4.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2008-04-07 13:22:44
     

    yeah! a good haiku!

    it works as a one-liner!

  5.  
    2008-04-07 13:50:41
     

    Hi, very fine!

    waiting for an answer
    the petals of blossoms
    fall day by day...

  6.  
    H. Gene Murtha
    2008-04-07 14:52:35
     

    very nice Kala.

  7.  
    2008-04-07 18:35:08
     

    g'day Kala

    I love this!
    My nights are exactly that.

    Peace and Love
    B

  8.  
    ch gaurishankar
    2008-04-07 19:17:01
     

    Beutiful thought provoking one line haiku,dear kala.

  9.  
    Alan Summers
    2008-04-08 02:42:22
     

    Very atmospheric!

  10.  
    kala ramesh
    2008-04-08 22:56:20
     

    Thanks a ton !

    This is my first one-line that was published and it has a special corner in my heart!

    I'm so happy you could all relate to it.

    warmly,
    _kala

  11.  
    judith ingram (super dot ingram at verizon dot net)
    2008-04-09 15:12:24
     

    A beautiful one liner, Kala, that says it so well.

  12.  
    A Thiagarajan (athiag at gmail dot com)
    2008-04-10 20:16:15
     

    Fascinating, Kala

  13.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-04-13 05:39:21
     

    cool dark silence
    through the window of my study--
    this coo

  14.  
    Bernard Gieske
    2008-10-28 05:59:41
     

    "into the night" encompases so many meanings and opens up a sense of direction - even into infinity. Your haiku expertly sends the message - like an arrow hitting the bullseye.

  15.  
    Kala Ramesh
    2013-06-21 05:07:30
     

    It seems so good reading all these comments after so many years. Thanks Dylan
    _kala

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