strains of the violin 
- the old man walks 
to his own rhythm

—Kala Ramesh

About the author: Kala Ramesh is a performing vocalist in Indian Classical music. Coming from an extremely artistic and culturally rich South Indian family, Kala believes -- as her father is fond of saying -- that "the soil has to be fertile for the plant to bloom" and feels that she owes this poetic streak in her to her mother. A proud mother of two young adults, Kala lives with her husband in Pune, India.


Responses to the haiku for 19 May 2005 by Kala Ramesh

    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2005-05-19 05:43:59

    crash of pots
    and pans... searching
    for his voice

    Bill Kenney
    2005-05-19 07:14:00

    windshield wipers
    a woman walks in the rain
    at her own pace

    2005-05-19 08:21:54

    construction site
    hoots, hollers and whistles
    ignore them all

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-05-19 09:10:09

    past midnight
    wail of the sax ...
    curtains remain undrawn

    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-05-20 07:28:24

    late dad's mahjong joint
    my heart drops
    at the clatter of the game

    levon machenry
    2005-05-20 22:16:57

    well now this is a real nice piece of writing
    kala. here's a piece from the american south.

    torrential rain
    the notes of the bluesman's
    slide guitar

    TV Sairam
    2005-05-22 01:26:17

    musician in kala is wonderfully revealed here. More haiku, kala!

    Kala Ramesh
    2005-05-28 21:54:44

    thanks for your mail levon machenry .. .

    I liked your haiku.
    In indian classical music nature plays a great role, specially rains!
    we have monsoon raagas, and our shastras say that if sung well it will bring rains!
    thanks once again.

    long night
    the guitarist strums
    sound of music

    2009-03-07 22:02:32

    faded pants with yellow stain-
    old man's walk
    says there's more

    2009-03-07 22:09:36

    twilight garden
    the old man straightens
    his shadow