Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Haiku for Radha Gopinath

haiku is a poem which contains three lines of alternating syllables of five-seven-five

Mei Ghar Aagayi

I have come home

exhaustion plagues me
I seek asylum in you
for I have come home

4 comments:

Madhava Gosh said...

I am always happy to see devotees writing poetry.

If you are interested in haiku, it is a whole world to itself. The 17 syllable thing is probably the least important part.

What separates haiku from senyru is that haiku usually has a nature theme.

They both use the idea of two separate ideas put together to create an insight.

Do you remember Bhokta from NV? Sukadevi and Nara's father.

He runs a monthly haiku contest. Writing haiku is a great discipline tool for becoming an effective writer, IMHO, so I take part in it for the exercise.

It isn't a devotee thing, it is much more widespread.

If you are interested, here is the link to the contest page of the website.

http://www.haikuworld.org/kukai/current.html

Bhakti lata said...

thanks for filling me in, madhava ghosh. I look forward to writing haikus with the aspects that you mentioned. maybe i shall submit one one month :)

manivannan said...

Hi! Nice poem! I liked it. Even I had shared similar thoughts in a poem. If poss read it...

http://manivannansmirror.blogspot.com/2008/11/on-way-home.html

I enjoy reading Haikus in the link below. Though it's not devotional, I thought you can get some inspiration for writing haiku poems.

http://pursuanceoftruth.blogspot.com/

Madhava Gosh said...

Why "maybe"? It's not too late to dive in this month. :-)


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