Sunday, January 31, 2016

That time

Once I used to write a  small stone every day in January and haikued to NaHaiWriMo prompts all throughout February each year.Apart from participating in activities, sometimes month-long, on others' blogs.  I also tried to meet most of the deadlines in many of the journals. These days I struggle to merely put pen to paper and can only rarely stir myself enough to submit my work anywhere. I know all this has got to change,but when? Can I clear the clutter from my mind? Can I shake myself out of this stupor to take on the NaHaiWriMo challenge on Facebook starting tomorrow?

scent of sea-
down the winding path
the crab and me

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Shiki kukai October 2015

Just as I had become almost resigned to playing the bridesmaid in Shiki kukai contest, out of the blue came this recent kukai results and to my (first)utter disbelief and (later) delight, I find my name as the winner in the free format section!! So, finally...

And this was the winning entry in the FF section, the topic was "SPARK".

last sparks
from the dying embers...
my hand in his

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Shiki kukai August, 2015

This was my entry in the shiki kukai kigo section last month and managed to get a fifth place.
The prompt was : starlit night.

starlit night...
no longer looking
for words

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Shiki kukai July 2015

And also the ku that was placed third in the Kigo section.
The prompt was : Tropical night/summer night

the faint curve
of a bare shoulder-
tropical night

July 2015 shiki kukai

The verse that managed to get only 4 points in the free format section.

 The theme was "quiet".

rolling wheat fields...
the fragrance of noonday

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Shiki kukai, June 2015

From Shiki kukai ,free format section.
The subject was "insect metamorphosis".

a cicada shell
full of night...the emptiness
 that lingers

June 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

World haiku review

I know I've been neglecting my blog. But I promise to change.And for a starter, one of my poems published in the current (June, 2015) issue of World Haiku Review. Actually, it's my debut in the journal.

thrush song...
who am I 
to figure you out

(Honorable mention in the shintai section)