notes trickle
down a riverbed of sand …
the memory of water







(Originally appeared in the 5th edition of the Santoka International Haiku and Haiga Contest, 2022)

9 Responses

  1. Magyar Says:

    fallen leaves sing
    river notes of this wind-song
    nature's tempo

    __Grand Kala… your poetic-painting of nature's seasonal dances_! _m

  2. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks a ton, Magyar.

  3. Vidya S Venkatramani Says:

    Lovely haiku mourning the death of a river . Congratulations Kala

  4. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks, Vidya.
    It was lovely to read your feedback. Yes, we have plenty of rivers that have left us with our memories.
    This is a memory ku of some 25 years back.
    I'm talking about the river Cauvery seen (not seen) in Bhavani village.
    I don't know the status now.

  5. martin gottlieb cohen Says:

    Your Mastery of classical Indian music shows in this wonderful haiku! As always Kala!


    within the stillness rat’s rilpples

  6. martin1223 Says:

    Please excuse my misspelling of ripples. Cannot operate an android phone! Vidya S Venkatramani has it right.

  7. kalaramesh Says:

    Oh! Wow!
    Martin, thank you.
    I love your one-line.

  8. Elisa Says:

    This beauty touches me! Fantastic haiku Kala ❤

  9. kalaramesh Says:

    Thanks a million, Elisa.

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