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 โ€˜the conjurorโ€™ 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. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™


haiku/haiga/haibun – July 2022

A little more than halfway done through 2022. As always poetry-writing and sharing has lessened the clichรฉs of life. I feel truly blessed to have my submissions read by amazing editors. There were rejections too as is the case with submissions. But in the process of interaction with editors, I gathered knowledge, warmth, and useful pointers for which I remain grateful. Acceptances of course are great joy and reassurance.
Combing through my published writing from last few weeks, I found these. Sharing them here to include you in my journey.

This haiga is from Fresh Out, an art and poetry collective co-edited by Eric Lohman! Do visit their facebook page to know submission guidelines! https://www.facebook.com/freshoutmag

This is my digital painting using procreate.

Whiptail is an amazing journal of the single line poem. Very happy to have my poem here in the current issue –

Very pleased to have my single line poem here in the current issue – Editors – Kat Lehmann and Robin Smith

first raindrops end the longing for my native hills

Daya Bhat, India

Do check their site here for an amazing read and submission details


The haiku below is from the weekly Haiku Dialogue selections. Editor Alex Fyffe for the current series.

Do check out their weekly prompts here – https://thehaikufoundation.org/category/features/haiku-dialogue/

Poetry Pea Podcast and Journal edited by the very kind and encouraging editor Patricia McGuire is a very happening place with interesting video interviews, podcasts and much more. Do visit here for more https://poetrypea.com/ Happy to have one of mine in the podcast themed on memories!

Presence is Britain’s leading independent haiku journal. Truly honored to have my haiku included here for the current issue. Very thankful to editor Ian Storr!

Do visit here to know more about Presence – https://haikupresence.org/

Here is another haiga published by Fresh Out. This is an amazing place to submit art, poetry, haiga, shahai!

Digital painting using procreate

Drifting Sands Haibun (https://drifting-sands-haibun.org/ ) is a wonderful journal of Haibun and Tanka Prose. The current issue is edited by Kala Ramesh, a renowned pioneer in the field of haikai literature in India. I feel blessed to have my very first haibun accepted for publication by none other than Kala Ramesh!

Thank you so much for reading through. Have a great weekend and happy writing everyone ๐Ÿ™‚