winter rain-
colder than ever
this bowl of rice

—Kala Ramesh

South Indians are mainly rice eaters and Pune can get extremely cold in winter!


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 7 December 2006 by Kala Ramesh

    Aurora Antonovic
    2006-12-07 06:43:39

    This is excellent, Kala.

    Alan Summers
    2006-12-07 09:12:39


    Cold rice is nice, but in Winter, I don't think so.

    Thank you for the haiku, I am now going to put the heater on because your haiku has come alive far too much for me. ;-)

    Angelika Wienert
    2006-12-07 12:26:06

    i feel loneliness

    Vasile Moldovan
    2006-12-07 12:52:59

    After the dinner
    in the bottom of the bowl
    floating ice

    2006-12-07 16:09:53

    Very nice, Kala! I do share the feeling as a rice eater. Most rice eaten in Japan is from the northern parts.

    cold wave-
    the warmth of this rice
    from a snow country

    paul moret
    2006-12-07 19:54:53

    winter thaw
    on each piece of hirame
    a dab of wasabi

    it's very cold here in montreal. winter
    here is the real thing.

    deep snow
    the sushi chef
    fans a bowl of rice

    2006-12-07 22:53:56

    Very nice :) I can relate to your haiku being a South Indian and one who cannot live without rice.

    Dried cooked rice
    Being scraped
    From an empty plate

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-12-09 13:26:35

    last week, i purchased 20 lbs of rice, because of the price and my love for it.
    i have 101 ways to prepare and serve rice; my favourite being left over rotisserie chicken, an assortment of veggies, and of course rice. prepared as a soup, and so very healthy.


    silent night
    arroz la carte
    fills the space
    she left behind

    kala ramesh
    2006-12-12 02:50:19

    Dear All,

    Thank you so much for taking time off to send your responses.It is most encouraging.

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