Ariel: New Haiku

Ariel: New Haiku

“Like fishing, to catch haiku you have to go where they are. Unlike fish, haiku are everywhere. Still, you have to know the secret places out in plain sight where they hide and how to get there quickly and quietly.’-Jane Reichfold

blood of the rose
perfume stronger than all things
cross, be thou my sun

brook water dances
it has legs-
subtle motion

a lone wide moor
solitary sparrow sings
the song is my poem

express train racing
through heavy rain
little boy imitates

snowy hills
keep me alive
daily life obstructs

melodious song
bird warbles with ease
forgets to tell us why

mystery of galaxy
communes with me
i steal pleasure

flash of lightning
delays the moon
afraid of thunderstorm

heavy steel plane
drops the bomb-
pure air stares

rain drops on
orphan child’s cheek
love mixed with tears

noise polluted world:
bird’s music
oases in the desert

two hearts
single emotion-
something burns there

glitter of child’s eye
empowers her-
mother caressing

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About saintjudas

People say I'm: Poet, honest, a good listener Describe Yourself: Santosh Kumar (b. 1946) is a poet, short-story writer and an editor from UP India; DPhil in English; Editor of Taj Mahal Review and Harvests of New Millennium Journals; several awards; member of World Poets Society (W.P.S.); member of World Haiku Association, Japan; presented papers in the seminar, interviews as special guest at international literary festival WORDS – one path to peace and understanding Oslo, Norway in September 2008; attended 20th Annual International Literary Festival Druskininkai Poetic Fall and 5th World Haiku Association Conference in Lithuania, Sept 30 to Oct 5, 2009; published poetry in Indian Verse by Young Poets (1980), World Poetry (1995 & 1996), The Fabric of A Vision (2001), The Still Horizon (2002), The Golden Wings (2002), Voyages (2003), Symphonies (2003), New Pegasus (2004), Explorers (2004), Dwan (USA), Promise (Purple Rose Publications, USA), World Haiku 2008 No. 4, World Haiku 2009 No. 5, Taj Mahal Review (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008). He has also edited sixteen World Poetry Anthologies, and four books of World’s Great Short Stories. He is also the author of a collection of poems entitled Helicon (Cyberwit, India, ISBN 81-901366-8-2), Haiku collection New Utopia (Rochak Publishing, India ISBN 978-81-903812-0-8), NO NUKES: Brave New World of Beauty, A Long Narrative Poem, Songs of Peace & Haiku (Rochak Publishing, India ISBN 978-81-903812-3-9), and Critical Essays in collaboration with Adam Donaldson Powell (Cyberwit, India, 978-81-8253-110-9). He has also edited The Poetic Achievement of Ban'ya Natsuishi (Cyberwit, India, ISBN: 978-81-8253-149-9). Interests and Activities: Poetry, Peace haiku, Sacred haiku, Literary Criticism, Holistic, alternative therapy, Zen and Yoga, Stress Management
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