drowsy afternoon…
the bangle-seller’s call
the length of an alley




(Previously published at The Heron’s Nest, June 2015)

16 Responses

  1. Magyar Says:

    __Well seen, the 'bangle' seller's tired voice, nicely painted Sanjuktaa. _m

    this cart vender's voice
    an ally echo

  2. sanjuktaa Says:

    Deeply thankful for your comment, Magyar!

  3. Lynne Rees Says:

    I really like this – the blend of place, mood, time, space and sound.

  4. sanjuktaa Says:

    Many thanks, Lynne Rees!

  5. @padma_thampatty Says:

    The length of a dreary summer afternoon is well caught through the spreading call. Very sensory too.

  6. sanjuktaa Says:

    Padma, thanks a lot!

  7. Baobab Shade Says:

    beautiful haiku which applies the use of sound and exaggeration with a touch of eclat. This piece will forever stay with me. haiku must leave imprints and not mere prints

  8. sanjuktaa Says:

    Many thanks for your appreciation, Baobab Shade.

  9. martin1223 Says:

    Fallujah heat
    flies everywhere

  10. sanjuktaa Says:

    Thank you, Martin!

  11. Mike SCHOENBURG Says:

    Seven year-old sees senior, drowsy & nodding off to sleep. When he awakes the kid says to him: There’s an app for that!

  12. sanjuktaa Says:

    Many thanks, Mike! Appreciate your sense of humour :-))

  13. hammerandtongs Says:

    Lovely recreation of an alley (maybe lined with vendors) and the call of the bangle-seller reaching the top.

  14. sanjuktaa Says:

    Thanks a ton, hammerandtongs!

  15. Vidya Says:

    One of my all time favourite haiku. This one really stays! It is a beautiful picture of small town.

  16. sanjuktaa Says:

    So glad for your appreciation, Vidya. Thank you!

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