gone from the forest
the flower I knew
only by touch

7 Responses

  1. Greg Longenecker Says:

    Padma, I really enjoyed your haiku. The thought of knowing the flower by touch is a twist on what I expected. Thank you!

  2. Peter Newton Says:

    A nice tribute variation on the Paul O. Williams classic haiku.

  3. kalaramesh Says:

    Which is the one from Paul O. Williams you are talking about?
    Could you share it here with us?

  4. kalaramesh Says:

    Breathtakingly poignant.
    Well done!

  5. martin1223 Says:

    Hi Kala,
    Check Wikipedia under Paul O. Williams! You will find it there!

  6. Vidya S Venkatramani Says:


  7. Magyar Says:

    a warming suns breath
    flowers seen by sightless eyes
    her sun filled garden

    __My blind aunt sniffed each spring's warming breeze, as the flower scents painted her vision's…
    memories. _m

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