Shloka, this is really lovely – and a beautiful matching haiga. I love the subtlety, and how contained the emotions are – the welling tears are simply a drizzle, not a storm or shower. And the raindrop captured in the accompanying photo is reflecting, making me suspect the wet eyes are those of the poet herself. But of course, not all tears are sad. Sometimes a drop of water is like a jewel, sparkling and adding to the beauty of the setting – like the raindrop on the flower. So what is being unsaid? I suspect the full extent of love and perfection. And it is crystallized into one small drop of jeweled beauty.
Thanks for joining us on Tinywords, Shloka. I hope to read more of your work here.
And thank you for sharing this gem with us.
Such a marvellously evocative haiku … poignant, yet enigmatic! The words loaded onto my screen before the image. I was thoroughly entranced by the words alone and then the image appeared with its "tearful" yet very bright tones, overlaying the sense of sadness I felt with a tissue of optimism. I can bring many interpretations to this work and that intrigues me. I know that I will return to this page again and again. Congratulations on producing such wonderful art.!