her plait in step with her hips a string of jasmine




(First published in Bones, an e-book in PDF format by Kala Ramesh and Marlene Mountain)

27 Responses

  1. Yesha Shah Says:

    Lovely one liner Kala! So aesthetically visual!

  2. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks Yesha. Most kind of you to take the time to comment here. Appreciate your gesture.

  3. Magyar Says:

    A notable verse, Kala, and I've been quickly inspired.
    __From time to time, I scribble one liners as they were once written in the original (but, vertical) Japanese format; here is this moments 'woven' echo. Thank you_! _m

    braided trails twist within these forest trees the vines weave

  4. kalaramesh Says:

    That's a nice one Magyar!
    Thanks for liking my ku too!

  5. Alison Hedlund Says:


  6. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks Alison ^_^

  7. @padma_thampatty Says:

    Beautifully done!

  8. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks Padma. Very kind of you to take time off and comment.
    I do appreciate that!

  9. MaryJo Says:


  10. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks MaryJo

  11. Sheila Sondik Says:

    Visuals, scent, rhythm, all in movement. Impressive!
    (Is the ebook still available somewhere?)

  12. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks Sheila.
    It is always available on BONES library which is the site that tinywords have given here.
    Just click on this:
    (First published in Bones, an e-book in PDF format by Kala Ramesh and Marlene Mountain) http://www.bonesjournal.com/…/kala-marlene

    and you can read all our 100 one-line verses :))

  13. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks Sheila. Happy you could relate to it!
    The ebook is free and tinywords has given the link above – just click on it and it will take you to Bones library

  14. janewilliams Says:

    Joyful :)

    losing time skipping rope her plaits unravel

  15. kalaramesh Says:

    V nice Jane Williams.

  16. agnesevasavich Says:

    saucy, alive, and fragrant! <3

  17. kalaramesh Says:


  18. martin1223 Says:

    Wonderful as Usual Kala so sensual… I can smell the lingering jasmine

  19. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks Martin :))
    Really happy you can 'feel and smell' this ku

  20. Vidya Says:

    A one-liner I totally identify with…

  21. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks a ton, Vidya ^_^

  22. Kumarendra Mallick Says:

    Lovely image; the braid dangles in front!!

  23. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks a lot, Mallick!

  24. Alan Summers Says:

    Very nice sense of movement and scent.

    night jasmine
    trying to find it…
    the yellow half moon

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: Presence 14 (2001); Cornell University, Mann Library, U.S.A. "Daily Haiku" poet October 2001

    Written in the Mehrauli district of New Delhi, India.

  25. kalaramesh Says:

    Lovely ku, Alan
    Thanks for liking mine! _/\_

  26. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Only getting to read this one now, Kala! I love how you've combined visual and olfactory aspects in this haiku – even better read in a jaunty rhythm. :)


  27. kalaramesh Says:

    Thank you, Marion _/\_

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