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  • Haiku Entries – December 2009

    Posted on December 5th, 2009 Sonam No comments

    31st December, 8:30 AM

    Oh late! rush for a wash, through the window

    Snow, holiday!

    Karma CW (Thimphu)

    A svelte lady, pencil heels

    Mincing on winter’s asphalt road

    Ouch! sprained ankle

    Karma CW ( Thimphu)


    stuck between

    sitting and standing…

    sunlight and shadows

    Namgay Wangchuk ( Thimphu)

    the darkness curves

    into the night

    mountain road

    KK Dorji ( Thimphu)

    offering loud prayers

    to the night

    stray dogs

    KK Dorji ( Thimphu)

    all alone

    in star lit radiance

    a clam evening

    KK Dorji ( Thimphu)

    in the low clouds

    over the mountains

    a vast blue mind

    KK Dorji ( Thimphu)

    reading aloud

    buddhist poetry

    coolness

    KK Dorji ( Thimphu)

    Dreaming of days

    made of chillies

    long and hot

    KK Dorji ( Thimphu)

    people vanish

    leaving behind

    the moon’s silver path

    KK Dorji ( Thimphu)

    down the stairs

    falling she becomes

    a rainbow

    KK Dorji ( Thimphu)

    Pigeons on the roof,
    six of them…
    One is on the electric pole

    Namgay Wangchuk ( Thimphu)

    Sister washing her hair,
    In the wash basin…
    In the kitchen

    Namgay Wangchuk ( Thimphu)

     faintly drifting
    a song
    from somebody’s window

    Sonam Palden (Den Haag, Netherlands)


    Desi in the rice cooker,
    Yellow and with raisins,
    Winter…

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    An international conference
    In a grand 5 star hotel
    A talk on poverty reduction!

    Karma CW (Thimphu)

    Under the street lamps
    Like bevies of fire flies
    ..Snowfall

    Sonam Palden (Den Haag, Netherlands)

    Nobody is a stranger

    Walking on the street

    All  touched by snow

    Sonam Palden (Den Haag, Netherlands)

    Resting quietly
    snow on  roof tops
    smoke from a neighbour’s chimney

    Sonam Palden (Den Haag, Netherlands)

    A happy game of football
    In Thimphu’s wintry chill
    A terrible lumbago!

    Karma CW ( Thimphu)

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    Dressed in their best
    As they exit the train in Kolkata

    Shenphen Zangpo ( Kolkata, India)


    Bread, pizza, fruits, sandwiches and pastas,
    so called healthy food, on the table,
    and emadatshi on my mind.

    Sherab Jamtsho (Costa Rica)

    Yellow people,
    Yellow world,
    Through my yellow glass.

    Sherab Jamtsho (Costa Rica)

    Waiting for the trash truck,
    Child covered in sty-lo foam..
    Picture perfect

    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)

    Light from the corridor,
    Streaming into my room…
    Shadows on the ceiling

    Namgay Wangchuk ( Thimphu)

    lamp posts in the night
    quietly glowing
    ……trees

    Sonam Palden ( Den Haag, Netherlands)

    A svelte damsel
    Like an agile daffodil
    An Adam’s apple!

    Karma C W (Thimphu)

    Gathering the blankets,
    A cold winter sky,
    Yellow willow leaves..
    Namgay Wangchuk (Thimphu)
    Cold feet,
    Grumbling stomach,
    Should i send this on my mind
    Tshering Dorji (Thimphu)
    broken_glass_bw.7sm5rd37b20w4kcws8gs8ocok.594zrl0ettogcw0wkgwccgk80.thA little wind, rain and cold
    Winter…
    Ending of which brings spring
    Yeshey Khando (Enschede, Netherlands)

    Outside the window
    A leafless tree
    My father’s voice
    Sonam Palden ( Den Haag, Netherlands)



    Chopping spring onions
    Suddenly reminded
    Of my mother
    Sonam Palden ( Den Haag, Netherlands)

    Friday night
    Drinking wine
    Autumn saying goodbye
    Sonam Palden ( Den Haag, Netherlands)

    Under the wane tubelight,
    The picture of the Karmapa…
    Wonderful
    Namgay Wangchuk ( Thimphu)

    Resonance of the word ‘Yobo’ in my ear,
    The word I keep hearing from people,
    A term for white skin in Benin
    Sherab Jamtsho ( Benin, West Africa)

    A look of curiousity,
    silent_thoughts_large.6dk0at52dykowsow84000wcg8.594zrl0ettogcw0wkgwccgk80.thand then a shy smile,
    A little African village girl
    Sherab Jamtsho ( Benin, West Africa)

    An tiny image of a boat and boatsman,
    gets closer and closer,
    A ten year old boatsgirl
    Sherab Jamtsho ( Benin, West Africa)

    jason mraz and james morrison,
    laptop in front,
    Sangay family…
    Namgay Wangchuk ( Thimphu)

    Nephew watches cartoons,
    I sit with my elbows on my knees,
    Phuentsholing…
    Namgay Wangchuk ( Thimphu)

    Neatly arranged
    A little small,
    but all the while…home…
    Namgay Wangchuk ( Thimphu)