trying to merge
with twilight’s oneness: but
inside my chattering mind
on a forest trail
as leaves change colour
the walking meditation
I tune in
to the trees
forest bathing was first published in Holden Arboretum Haiku Path.
Kala Ramesh – Poet, editor, anthologist, Kala’s initiatives culminated in founding INhaiku to bring Indian haiku poets under one umbrella in 2013. She has taught haiku and allied genres at Symbiosis International University and the Katha National Writers Workshop since 2013. To bring haiku into everyday spaces, Kala initiated HaikuWALL, haikuTRAIL, haikuTALK, haikuWORKSHOP, haikuYOUTH, haikuUTSAV, haikuDHYANA andhaikuSTAGE – a weaving together of art forms. SAMVAAD :: the open sky — a dialogue to bring writers of different poetic genres together is her latest venture. She is the editor of four haiku, tanka and haibun journals. Kala has been a speaker at several national and international literary festivals.
Kala co-edited the award winning Naad Anunaad: an Anthology of Contemporary World Haiku (Vishwakarma Publication 2016, Pune), Wishbone Moon (Jacar Press 2018, USA) and EquiVerse SPACE (Notion Press 2018, Mumbai), co-authored with Marlene Mountain the e-book one-line twos (Bones Journal 2016, Denmark), authored a tanka e-chapbook Unseen Arc (Snapshot Press 2017, UK) and two print books: Haiku and the Companion Activity Book (Katha Books 2010, reprint 2017, New Delhi) and Beyond the Horizon Beyond Haiku & Haibun (Vishwakarma Publication 2017, Pune).
2 thoughts on “Three Poems by Kala Ramesh”
Zen like poems…take me to oneness…
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Thanks a ton, Srinivas.
Happy you like the two tanka and the haiku.
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