World Haiku Series 2022 (37) Haiku by Geethanjali Rajan (India)

Haiku by Geethanjali Rajan

light drizzle . . .

no change

in the snail’s track

(Stardust haiku, Issue 67)

summer dawn

many songs

from the Asian Koel


shola forest

the kohl-rimmed eyes

of a spotted deer

(Blo͞o Outlier Journal Issue 3)

autumn funeral –

garden ants bear away

a rhino beetle

(Blo͞o Outlier Journal Issue 3)


blue-green green-blue

Buddha Mayoori

(Blo͞o Outlier Journal Issue 3)

organic garden

weaver-ants nest

in mango-leaf boxes

(Blo͞o Outlier Journal Issue 3)

orange dusk

the gentle swish

of coconut fronds


end of summer –

the sound of the waves

in my conch


fading daylight

red leaves swirl

into a sigh

(Stardust Haiku, Issue 69)

 chanting for peace

in all the languages I know

summer evening glow

(Kyoto haiku project on peace)


I am happy to share 4 photographs taken by Dhaatri Vengunad.

Two photos are from my old garden and the other two are from Deepavali (the Festival of Lights) here. 

Poet Bio:

Geethanjali Rajan teaches English and Japanese in Chennai, India.

She has been writing haiku for around 2 decades and is drawn towards the deep and wide possibilities of the form.

She conducts workshops and engages in discussions to help create interest in haiku.

She currently serves as editor of haiku at the online journal, cattails. She is also on the editorial team of Café haiku. Her interests include music, books, and Japanese calligraphy.

Books: Geethanjali’s rengay with Sonam Chhoki can be read in “Unexpected Gift,” a book of haikai collaboration poems published by Édition des petits nuages, Ottawa, Canada.  (Nov 2021). 

Another book of responsive poems with Sonam Chhoki, “Fragments of Conversation”, is forthcoming.

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