the pause 
in a dragonfly's glide— 
noon shadows 


—Kala Ramesh
        

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 14 May 2008 by Kala Ramesh

  1.  
    2008-05-14 04:48:35
     

    Lovely effective juxtaposition.

  2.  
    Bill Kenney
    2008-05-14 06:44:16
     

    Extraordinarily beautiful even by your standards, kala.

  3.  
    kala ramesh
    2008-05-14 06:53:07
     

    That's most generous of you Bill.
    I loved your compliment.
    Thank you!

    _kala

  4.  
    Penelope
    2008-05-14 09:43:23
     

    Kala:
    So lovely -- the stillness -- extraordinary!



    shimmering indigo
    the suspended damselfly
    reflects

  5.  
    Melissa Spurr
    2008-05-14 10:14:52
     

    Kala,

    Oh, this is so gorgeous! Lovely, lovely, lovely!

    With much admiration,

    Melissa

  6.  
    2008-05-14 12:53:12
     

    really very beautiful - in the true spirit of haiku.. short, richly vivid, matter-of-fact and hints of something profound
    great work Kala!

  7.  
    Helen Buckingham
    2008-05-14 12:59:26
     

    Echo all of the above. Stunning.

  8.  
    2008-05-14 14:31:04
     

    HI, Kala
    it is very lovely!

    warm fever
    kissing the flower
    it blooms by love...

  9.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-05-14 16:12:25
     

    kala, another day, once again, has brought us together. even before reading your haiku, a smile could be felt.
    your words are indicative of true musical abilities; pausing on notes, gliding on others, all, afternoon delights. thoroughly sincere, thoroughly genuine.

    -

    spring rush
    my eyes closed--
    wing beats brush my face

  10.  
    laryalee
    2008-05-14 19:23:59
     

    A beautiful moment, so well-captured, Kala!
    ;)
    Lary

  11.  
    Dirk van Nouhuys (DHvN at wandd dot com)
    2008-05-14 20:55:10
     

    Lovely. It would be breathtaking, but it is beyond breath.

  12.  
    _kala
    2008-05-14 20:56:29
     

    Dear Penelope
    Thankyou! I love your L 1

    MelISSA — you Spur me on to greater heights!

    Thanks a ton Helen.

    Bob! I remembered the Orange butterfly days, when I read your comment!
    Thank you so much for your kind words.

    Lary! Your comment was/is the icing on my cake!

    Thank you all...
    warmly,
    _kala

  13.  
    2008-05-14 21:56:27
     

    beautiful. did you catch the moment or what!!! transported me to a lazy weekend afternoon in pune. :)
    more power to you.

  14.  
    Kamesh
    2008-05-14 23:17:50
     

    Kala, beautifully captured. Stunning! Thanks for sharing the Haiku :-)

  15.  
    Angelika Wienert
    2008-05-15 10:05:42
     

    what else can a say...

    BEAUTIFUL!

  16.  
    _kala
    2008-05-15 10:12:11
     

    Hi Kamesh,

    Nice hearing from you?
    Are you in Chennai now?

    Thank you so much for being able to relate so positively to this haiku poem.


    Dear Angelika,

    What can I say. .. ?
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    _kala

  17.  
    ayaz daryl nielsen
    2008-05-16 10:33:33
     

    refreshing mental image within this poem

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