Enraged

Swiftly flowing mass

Lunge out from the tree’s branches…

Enraged bees attack.

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The Woodpecker Visits

Sound of constant blows

Every morn at my window-

Woodpecker’s red plume.

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Bonds

Detached leaves of trees

Vagabond in winter breeze….

Unyielding bonds break.

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Crow

Warmth of spring season

Memory of my past life….

I hear them beckon.

PS : In Hindu religion, a crow is considered to be a carrier of the soul of a dead relative. When the dead relatives wish to visit the earth, they come in the form of crows. A reason why crows are sought during a funeral rituals and provided offerings; by that it is hoped that the dead soul also gets the offering. This haiku is a derivation from this ritual. 

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Cold Moon

Chilly night….

Cold moon outside my balcony

Smell of mothball on sweater.

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Wedding Day

Glowing bride in red

Tinge of sorrow in her smile-

Twilight hues sadden.

PS : An Indian bride would be usually decked in shades of red on the wedding day. While it is an occasion of joy,there is also a hint of sadness in the bride's house as the next morning would entail departure of the bride.  

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