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Spring 2006, vol 4 no 1

HAIKU

R K Singh

 

Meditating
in the morning sun--
his long shadow
 
   
  The village pond--
waiting for her arrival with
a baited hook
   
A cloud eagle
curves to the haze
in the west
 
   
  Making holes
in the wooden cross
white ants
 
In their webs
spiders racing to spin
their meatless prey
 
   

R K Singh R K Singh was born, brought up and educated in Varanasi. He is a university professor who teaches English language skills. He has authored over 150 articles, 160 book reviews and 30 books, including two haiku collections, Every Stone Drop Pebble (1999, jointly with Catherine Mair and Patricia Prime) and Peddling Dream (in a trilogy collection Pacem In Terris, 2003, jointly with Myriam Pierri and Giovanni Campisi). His haiku and other poems have been appearing in various journals and ezines. One of his haiku received the Peace Museum Award from Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan in 1999. He is presently Head of the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India.