Kala Ramesh’s “wild violets” – Morning Haiku and Waka – April 21, 2015

wild violets . . .
he finally agrees
to the path I took

© Kala Ramesh

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku  Special dedicated to Kala Ramesh brought us this lovely haiku to inspire us to write in the same spirit, tone and sense:

they finally agree
on a new path

violets in the window
he sees their beauty at last
writing a poem

the dove dives
in awe – he understands
my fascination

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem GW Kala Ramesh – haibun – April 15, 2105

Riva del Garda, Bike's paradise. Visit the city or find new routes to cover with your bike.

An early summer walk along the river on the cyclist/pedestrian path. Life seems to have exploded with these first days of warmth. The air is full of lazy insect buzzing and the chattering clatter of birds is almost deafening at times.

Cyclists buzz past me ‘ting-tinging’ their bells – it’s such a bother for them to have to share the path with a walker. Each seems to feel he is in an important race for some championship medal. Dressed in their bright coloured, tight-fitting outfits they remind me of mad butterflies.

Speaking of which, among the flowering plants, the early butterflies have already left their cocoons. Flitting and dipping, they leave their eggs on the tender leaves … a new generation will soon be born.

taking flight –
a butterfly shrugs off
its shadow

haiku © Kala Ramesh

© G.s.k. ‘15

Inspired and linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai for a double prompt – Haiku Special and Ghost Writer post.  We were to write a 150 word (or less) haibun, including the haiku written by Kala Ramesh, this month’s featured poet.

Lotus – Carpe Diem Special – April 9, 2015

under grey clouds …
from within

white lotus
dragonfly contemplates
a new dawn

slowly unfolding
– pink lotus

© G.s.k. ‘15

The haiku guest poet at Carpe Diem Haiku Special this month is Kala Ramesh and today’s subject is the lotus, the Hindu symbol of enlightenment (this month on CDHK we are writing about the Bhagavad Gita).  Here is Kala Ramesh’s haiku for our inspiration, remember we are to write in the same spirit and tone as the haiku author:

lotus viewing . . .
the flowering

© Kala Ramesh

and here are some example of our host’s verse:

at last – Lotuses start blooming
in the old pond

lotus flowers
rising from the depths of the pond
everlasting love

everlasting love
like a river flows onwards
uncertain of its goal

uncertain of its goal
rising from the depths of the pond
lotus flowers

© Chèvrefeuille

Morning Prayers – Haiku – April 3, 2015

rays morning

as the first rays of the sun shines
new beginning

the light of a new dawn – born
the cock crows

the moon is setting
the mountains loom in the west
day begins to break

a morning prayer
listen – a blackbird raga
the sun rises

© G.s.k. ‘15

Here is Kala Ramesh’s haiku from which we were to be inspired to write an all new haiku in the same spirit:

Kala Ramesh

morning prayers
the rising sun between
my hands

© Kala Ramesh

linked to: Carpe Diem Special #140, Kala Ramesh’s “morning prayers” and

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Heeding Haiku with Ha

Writing with Kala Ramesh – a new moon sky – March 15, 2015

Smiling Moon by Chadh

black velvet
clouds hanging close to Earth
new moon sky
a call breaks the deep silence
midnight owl’s hunting call

© G.s.k. ‘15

This week’s Sparkling Stars at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is dedicated to an Indian poet who is also a musician, Kala Ramesh … Please visit Carpe Diem’s post more information about this versatile artist in the meantime … below is an interesting Vpost by Ms Kala Ramesh, and Dr Jayashree Rajagopalan, where they magically blend the art of haiku with the art of Bharat Natyam dance … this is part one.


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