bittersweet the mogras

bittersweet the mogras

a freestyle renku sequence

coffee shop –
the flavour of her voice
in every sip       / Gautam

 

bittersweet the mogras
sold by the schoolgirl      / Brijesh

 

lingering over
the evening rush hour –
summer sun        / Raamesh

 

bleeding from the barbed wire
the coat you wore last winter     /Paresh

 

nothing left behind
except that last
goodbye      / Rohini

 

I step into the morrow
of my dreams     / Gautam

 

from the tulip garden
stolen petals
and kisses      / Brijesh

 

bridal veil the colour
of magic on her lips      / Raamesh

 

with cross stitches
we add a full moon
to the night sky      / Paresh

 

sketched in pen and ink
the group all smiles     / Rohini

 

 

Published originally at Whispers

A hatful of sky

The writings of IN haiku Mumbai group

Sandra Martyres

moonless sky –
not even a shadow
to follow him

XII Edition Winter 2015 – European Kukai
2nd place

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Raamesh Gowri Raghavan

wandering
with a hatful of sky
the night
is my only cloak
and soon my shroud

A Hundred Gourds, September 2014

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Paresh Tiwari

Anatomy

dawn cold light over crumpled sheets . . . my hand over her belly . . . over her sagging contours soaking warmth taking my time over her stretch marks, reading faded words of an old-intimate diary.

She stops me when I reach the now long-healed incision three inches below her navel.

This one was him she says.

beyond
the moon the colour
of emptiness

Modern Haiku 43.1
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Dr Brijesh Raj

forest walk
the cool breath
of Eucalyptus trees

Herons’s Nest March 2016

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Rohini Gupta

baleful eyes
the bounding dog takes
a sudden u-turn

whiskers and purrs, a book of cat haiku, 2016

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Gautam Nadkarni

looking within
the sky no longer creased
by the ripples

A Hundred Gourds — Sept 2015 Issu

 

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Mahrukh Bulsara

spring rain
the tiny leaf
catches a flower