October poems

The festival of lights is here once again! Poetry, as always, lighting up our souls.

I feel blessed to be able to share my haiku, senryu, haiga, haibun and short poetry from Modern Haiku Journal, Fresh Out Mag, Five Fleas (Itchy poetry blog), Haiku Dialogue, The other bunny and Our Best Haiga. Heartfelt gratitude to the editors of all these wonderful journals, Paul Miller- Modern Haiku Journal, Eric Lohman – Fresh Out Mag, Five Fleas – Roberta Beach Jacobson, Johannes Bjerg – The Other Bunny, Lavana Kray – Our Best Haiga, John S Green – Haiku Dialogue (The Haiku Foundation), Julie Bloss Kelsey – New to Haiku (The Haiku Foundation).

I started writing haiku with Ronovan’s Weekly haiku prompts. I must thank thank them for introducing me to haiku. I started with 5/7/5 traditional haiku and very much enjoyed interacting with fellow poets on Ronovan’s. Then Pure Haiku published one of my haiku and the next was Haikuniverse. Thanks to the editors Freya Pickard and Rick Lupert for making space for my poems.

Since then I have been attempting the contemporary non- 5/7/5 haiku, haiga, haibun and tanka. In the process I have been discovering more and more of myself. I do write free verse too, It’s homecoming!

All the images are digital paintings by me using Procreate tools.

Thank you all for being part of my journey so far. Pleased to share these –

Haiga- Fresh Out Mag

Haiga – Our Best Haiga

Haiga – Fresh Out Mag

Haiga – Our Best Haiga

Haiga – Fresh Out Mag

Haiku/ Haiga – Five Fleas

Senryu/ Haiga – Haiku Dialogue

Senryu – Five Fleas

Senryu – Five Fleas

Senryu – Five Fleas

Senryu – Five Fleas

Monoku – Modern haiku Journal

Haibun – The Other Bunny

Haibun – The Other Bunny

Monoku – Digital art with procreate

Short poem – Five Fleas

New to Haiku is a regular feature on The Haiku Foundation website. Please visit this link to read this wonderful collection of poems edited by Julie Bloss Kelsey which features poems reflecting the self, by amazing poets whose works I admire and look up to. Fortunate to have one of mine listed alongside!


Introduction to the Haiku Mixer!

I also received a digital copy of the Sakura Haiku Anthology which carries poems from the Sakura Haiku Challenge hosted by Office of The Consulate General of Japan. Blessed to have two of my haiku anthologized in the same.

Sakura Haiku Anthology Cover Page

My haiku from the anthology

I am hoping to catch up with regular blogging in the days to come…festive season, moving house, daughter and family visiting us…next couple of months.

Meanwhile happy blogging and poetry time! Have a great Thanksgiving, Diwali and any festival you may be celebrating. Cheers!


Haiku Senryu Haiga and Haibun

Art and poetry sees us through another month and I am very fortunate to have these published in wonderful journals!

Failed Haiku Journal Aug 1st 2022 (Editor- Kelly Moyer)

first draft
of my apology
unwilling goat

Better Than Starbucks Aug 2022 Issue

butterfly –
cosmos to cosmos
the shifting axis

winter mist
on sweet patchouli
I dream of home

nightingale leaves
the crescendo –
missing notes

Editors Vera Ignatowitsch and Kevin McLaughlin @better_than_starbucks for publishing three of my haiku in the current issue of Better than Starbucks journal! Do visit here to read the current issue which includes an imaginary interview with Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Kevin McLaughlin!


The last haiku is written in honour of our own dear dear nightingale Late Lata Mangeshkar 🙏❤️

Haiku Dialogue Weekly Selections (The Haiku Foundation) Aug 3rd 2022, Aug 17th 2022, Aug 31st 2022 – Literary Devices- Editor Alex Fyffe

crayon moons
loose their loops
empty nest

the weeping woman
how we continue
to water the war!?

autumn breeze
my bucket list frees
wish after wish

Asahi Haikuist Network – Asahi Shimbun Editor- Prof. David McMurray 5th Aug 2022

a lost ant
hunting for a way out
of the sugar mound

Failed Haiku Journal Sept 1st 2022 – Editor – Bryan Rickert

our comfort zone
in the shared geography

The Other Bunny- Editor Johannes Bjerg– Haibun


All the miles dotted with volcanoes raised by monosyllables. The last thing I would need on a long-haul flight is one less wing.

at the shore
sandcastles of
all lost one minutes

Visit here to read and submit to this very interesting running blog publishing ‘the other kind of haibun’ https://theotherbunny.blog/

Our Best Haiga is a wonderful place that features Black and White Haiga edited by the kind and inspiring editor – Lavana Kray!


Scarlet Dragonfly Journal – Editor- Kathleen Trocmet

!9th Aug 2022

This is a doodle haiga (not published anywhere!) Just sharing it here. Hope you like it 🙂

Thank you so much for reading through. Have a wonderful week 🙂 🙂