Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Poetry Reads: Published Haiku Selections (2011, 2012) by Snehith Kumbla


Ahoy, Wolf here and I am here to howl out the news that a couple of my haiku have been selected for publication in the forthcoming World Haiku Anthology. Also, this post is to showcase a bunch of my previously published haiku.

For starters, haiku is an ancient form of Japanese poetry. It consists of three lines. Traditionally, each haiku deals with nature and must contain syllables in the order of 5,7,5 for each line. English haiku poets have not adhered to this stringency. In a way, a haiku is the prose form of a photograph, it is not extravagant imagination. The purpose of the haiku is simple - to show as it was seen. The document of a moment without adornments - there lies its beauty and philosophy. 

chained dog
chases the bee
with its eyes

hair strand
divides her
smile

battle scarred dog
can't lick its
bleeding ear



night shift
only the air-conditioner 
is not mute 

(First published in World Haiku Review, December 2011 Edition)

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(Article by Snehith Kumbla)

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