artists retreat — what moonlight does to a lotus bud Presence Haiku Journal- issue #69 March 2021 アーティストの隠遁 月明かりは何だろう 蓮のつぼみに tinkling bells cows bring home the twilight hour The Heron’s Nest – December 2021 チリンチリンと鳴る鈴 牛が家に持ち帰る たそがれの時間を mountain trek my steps ringed with birdsong Wales Haiku Journal: Autumn 2021 マウンテントレッキング 私の足音が響いた 小鳥のさえずりと共に chapati dough ... tiny fingers modelling a castle Golden Triangle Haiku Contest 2021 チャパティの錬り粉 小さな指が模型を作る 城 at day's end the moon waxing eloquent Wales Haiku Journal: Winter issue, Jan 2021 一日の終わりに月が表情豊かに満ちている vultures around a dead elephant - tusks missing Modern Haiku: issue 52.1, February 2021 ハゲワシ 死んだ象の周り 牙がない Modern Haiku – issue 52:3 fall 2021 the river dancing with moonlight a loneliness in the boatman's song Modern Haiku – issue 52:3 fall 2021 月明かりの下で踊る川 船頭の歌の寂しさ mother’s wheeze ... through her window the night-long rain indianKUKAI, September 2021 母の喘鳴 窓から 一晩中雨 again the wood-deep echo of a cuckoo's song Heliosparrow Haiku Journal, March 2021 再びカッコウの歌の森深いエコー sandwiched by twilight qualms :: i spill loneliness whiptail Journal: November 2021 たそがれの不安の間に 私は寂しさをこぼす song without words the moon frogpond, Vol. 44.1, Winter 2021 歌 言葉なし 月 ― Translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta
The BIO NOTES
Mulla Nasrudin is sitting in the village square one evening plucking the strings of his sitar. Gradually, as expected a circle of friends gather around him. He keeps on strumming just one note. Finally, one villager musters enough courage to inquire, "That is a very nice note you are playing, Mulla, but most of the musicians use all the notes. Why don't you?" "They are still searching for the note," says the Mulla calmly, "I have found it.'' Isn't haiku all about, the art of saying more while saying less? And, apart from its striking imagery, what I find most fascinating in haiku is the contrapuntal use of 'solid' and 'vacant' spaces to create wholeness — giving a sense of balance and thereby a unity. Contrapuntal means having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together. Again, these quarter pauses, half pauses and full pauses embedded in a haiku, intrigue me greatly — for the silences they hold lend emotion to the written word, like the silences in music . . . in both, I believe there is a resonance that lingers in the spirit long after the sound has faded. Kala Ramesh ……. * Mulla Nasrudin - is considered a philosopher, Sufi, and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes.
Haiku North America Conference at Winston Salem 2019
Kala singing an Indian classical raag with some jazz musicians!