2022 – The poetry year

As the year 2022 gets set for the closing ceremony the highlights only go to prove that each day has been pulled out from a mixed bag! Riding through ups and downs and rocky roads, here we are, strapping our belts for 2023.

The poetry year 2022 has once again been kind and rewarding. I feel blessed to be able to contribute my first poems to many publications, receive a touchstone nomination for an individual poem from editor, Poetry Pea, Patricia McGuire.

Nominated for Touchstone award ( The Haiku Foundation) for an individual poem by Poetry Pea Journal editor Patricia McGuire

Also I would like to thank the editor of Dreich Planet #India, noted poet Sanjeev Sethi for including my free verse β€˜the conjuror’ in the anthology.

Editor Sanjeev Sethi

I am very happy to share the excitement of winning the Nyusen, third prize ( sharing space with amazing haiku poets) in the Kusamakura International Haiku Competition. Thank you, esteemed organisers and judges for selecting my poem for the same!

My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the editors of all these wonderful journals who accepted my work and encouraged me. I was fortunate to have free verse/ haiku/senryu/haiga/tanka/haibun published in them.

I really hope and pray I will be able to contribute more to these fabulous and inspiring journals in the coming times.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a very very fabulous new year! Have a wonderful 2023. Stay safe, healthy and keep smiling


Thank you for sharing my poetry journey. I look forward to be more consistent in blogging in 2023. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™


Kontinuum – Contemporary Haiku

Pleased to have my haiku published in this amazing journal of contemporary haiku. More about Kontinuum here- https://haikukontinuum.com/

Do visit this link to read the current issue https://haikukontinuum.com/aktualis/ which has a special feature on the wonderful writer and poet Kurt Vonnegut, book reviews and other forms of short poetry other than haiku and senryu. Joy to have two haiku in the Vonnegut special feature.

Thanks to the kind editors Adam Bogar and Rebeka Sara Szigethy whose mission statement is –

. . . to popularize the genre of contemporary and (post)modern haiku and to integrate it into the Hungarian critical and theoretical discourse. On the one hand, we provide a venue for haijin writing in Hungarian to explore and push the boundaries of, and experiment with, the genre of haiku; on the other . . . read more here – https://haikukontinuum.com/

Do read, submit to, and enjoy this wonderful journal.

Have a wonderful weekend and happy writing!

Buttercup sun

There’s a folklore about buttercup flowers.

An excerpt from the article from Steemit.com.


“Legend of Ranunculus: According to this old legend, a Libyan youth named Ranunculus was known for his wonderful performing voice and shocking clothing of yellow and green silk. His voice had the ability to entrance any who heard him sing. One day when singing to a gathering of wood fairies, he turned out to be so enchanted by his own particular voice that the fallen and surrendered the phantom. To respect the fallen youth, Orpheus changed him into the small buttercup that has been known as Ranunculus from that point onward.”

Buttercups have an inherent quality to attract and hold sunlight. When the sun is up high they look literally like light bowls.


I am happy to share my haiku from the Haiku Dialogue of The Haiku Foundation. This is a weekly feature with wonderful prompts. This haiku is themed on Language of Flowers – colour symbolism. The buttercup sun haiku was one among the selectons for the week by Guest Editor Carole MacRury ! I am thankful to her for giving my ‘buttercup sun’ kigo a home. Buttercup sun, as in, the spring sunlight seems to have a yellow tinge, just like yellow buttercup flowers. Absorbing the spring sun buttercups look like light bowls, illuminated and enlightened!

Haiku Dialogue – THF

Here are the rest of my hobby art and haiga experiments.

Have wonderful buttercup sun shining through your week!

Frameless sky video Journal – dedication – Ukraine

Frameless Sky is a wonderful poetry video journal edited by Christine Villa. The latest issue 16 is dedicated to the people of Ukraine. Please find the link under to visit and contribute to this journal in your own way


I have a monoku here but rest of the journal poets have poured their hearts out for Ukraine. Do check out the video link on their home page.

Prayers prayers and prayers that in the future of humanity there should never arise a need for anyone to write on war themes.

May peace and strength be with the people of Ukraine.

Autumn Moon Haiku

Years ago I painted a vase in poster colours during my art workshop at Nirmal Studio. The vase in sparkling prussian blue with a golden rim sat quietly in the backdrop of scarlet drape. I framed it few days later and now it hangs in my drawing room. I never realized then I just sealed its destiny, stealing from it the very purpose it was created.

Whenever I look at the vase I think of all the possibilities if it weren’t a painted vase. Spring comes and goes but this vase will never hold flowers.

Sharing here my haiku that was published in the wonderful Autumn Moon Haiku Journal. I gave my vase an autumn moon haiku to hold…almost flowers!

Do read the rest of the haiku poems here https://www.autumnmoonhaiku.com/ edited by the very kind, inspiring and encouraging editor Bruce Ross.

The current issue has a beautiful message of hope and strength by editor Bruce Ross. Do read along.

Hope you are having a great weekend. Happy writing πŸ™‚

Failed Haiku – Issue 78 – Senryu

Failed Haiku has dished out its latest issue 78 themed on food and our connection with it! Guest edited by amazing poet Pippa Phillips it’s a palatable spread of food poems 😊

Delighted and grateful to have my poems published here … thanks to the ever encouraging Failed Haiku Journal editors πŸ™πŸ˜Š

From my Insta profile
From my Insta profile

Thank you for being part of my journey in poetry! It means a lot to me😊

Happy weekend and happy writing .

Fresh out magazine – Haiga

Very pleased to have my first published haiga from Fresh Out a magazine publishing visual art and poetry. They have a Facebook page …do check out their fabulous selections and opportunities to have your photo poetry and art published.

Thank you editor Eric Lohman for publishing mine!

From their official Insta profile

This is a digital ipad art created using procreate. Enjoying creating haiga!

Happy writing everyone and happy weekend 😊