Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Published in Cattails, Oct 2020 (Haiku)

rainbow. . .
the shadows of me
scatter as one

#haiku


Thank you ma'am- editor Geethanjali Rajan
Link-http://www.cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattailsOCTOBER2020.pdf


Published in the Cattails, Oct 2020 (Senryu)



empty cups
we pour more
of our emptiness

dust storm
a monk packs his home
in the blanket

#senryu


Thank you sir - editor Gautam Nadkarni
Link- http://cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattail

in search

on a rough path
like this
bare-feet
I'm walking
in search
of something
something
that has no name
no form
and I wonder
if it even exists

©Bhawana

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Dusky Sky

 

beholding
the dusky sky
how it falls
into the lap of night
slowly
steadily
with those
slumberous eyes

© Bhawana

Monday, October 5, 2020

Like a butterfly . . .

 As if a butterfly has landed 

softly on water

 causing ripples and

a subtle shift of thoughts 

the way your world 

merged into mine 

through the time 

connecting the dots 

 

© Bhawana



Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Few Unpublished Haiku

 

ocean waves
watching the thoughts
come and go

 

heavy heart-
leaves fall
one by one

 

footprints
I find myself here
back again

 

starry sky
connecting the dots
between us

 

rustling leaves
perhaps wind knows
my name

 

summer dream
the tooth fairy I used
to believe in

 

cherry blossoms
a reason fair enough
to leave shadows

 

spring rain untie knots within a rainbow the shadow reflects

 

a swan's flight
the shape of sky
in the water

 

this eerie silence
the pigeons on wire
facing each other

 

social distancing
a squirrel knocks
on the window

 

 ©Bhawana


Tried writing Tanka

her hair
braided with stars
realigning with life
a thought
shapes the galaxy

 

a long night
I travel back
with
the map
of constellation

 


 

 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Modern Haiku: Published in Under the Basho



tree house
the stories left
out to rust

billowing clouds
what's already dark
becomes darker


 - Bhawana



 Link to the Under the Basho-
https://underthebasho.com/current-year/modern-haiku/3282-bhawana-rathore.html

#underthebasho #modernhaiku #haiku #poetry #letwordsfly

Thursday, June 11, 2020

A beginning. . .

soft glow of dawn
etched in eyes
her hair braided
with stars

re-aligning with life
chirping birds
under the feet
dewy green grass

building bridges between
the re-constructed reality
distorted, uprooted
in the past

a thought
shapes the galaxy
once again
a journey to start !

©Bhawana

#letwordsfly
#poetry #dawn #newstart

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Micro for today

after erasing 
every word 
again and again 
 
Finally, I returned 
the sun, 
the moon,
the stars 
back to the empty sky
 
©Bhawana
 
#letwordsfly

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Senryu: published in Prune Juice

Accepted and published in the November issue of "Prune Juice : Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun, & Haiga"



waiting room
I turn my back
to the clock

grocery store
an old man asks
for his own address

career shift
a room full of posters
now empty

          - Bhawana

   #Senryu
My Senryu on Page 28 
Link to the Prune Juice 29th issue, November 2019-
https://prunejuice.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/pj29.pdf

Thursday, March 12, 2020

This Humanity



In the bound of time and space
Unaware and out of place
Everyday beholds the same shining sun
The reasons kept, the reasons burnt
An opinion can change with just a gaze
It can be dark while you’re in daze
The journey sums up in different lines
For some just a run, for some sublime
Forever the echo runs through blood
Thousands of generation begin as a bud
Blooms, live, decays and then blooms again
Somewhere the drought and somewhere, the rain
The pain they hide, the smiles they share
Some are just thoughts, while some nightmares
Unknown faces and thousands of stories
Wearisome eyes hiding the tale of glories
What you think and what I actually meant!
The differences do sometime make a dent
The deception in your perception
Beyond the way of comprehension
What it justifies, what not!
Figuring out a way to ease the knot
When everyone walks the path undecided
Seen, unseen yet the dreams ignited
Holds the key from you to me
Only our beating hearts can see

©Bhawana

Sunday, December 29, 2019

I walk alone


To the endless vastness
On this path forlorn
I walk alone
I walk alone
There was a time when I didn’t know
What should I do, where do I belong!
But in this moment of time
To that far unknown
I walk alone
I walk alone
A promise in my heart
To amend what was torn
For the dreams I had
For the dreams not known
I walk alone
I walk alone
This is my journey
Losing sight of the shore
For the first time
The shadows doesn’t scare me anymore
Igniting the lights within
Fighting on my own
I walk alone
I walk alone
Everything inspires me
To appreciate what was sown
Looking at the sky
And this seraphic dawn
Indeed life has it way
To show what was not shown
But here I am now
Walking all alone
In the midst of chaos
Looking at all the smiles
Grateful and optimistic
Without any fear and lies
I walk alone
I walk alone

©Bhawana

#Poetry #walkingalone 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Under The Basho......my seven published Haiku


barefoot
I root myself
back again


moonless sky
all the stars
disappear too


highway
the shadows of grass
lean back


autumn equinox
the weight of thoughts
drowns each step


twilight song
the everlasting ring
of a temple bell


moonlit sky
the stillness of water
in my thoughts


a cuckoo’s song
the aroma of rain
in my coffee cup


Bhawana

So, glad to be accepted in Under The Basho.
#Haiku #Underthebasho #poetry #shortformofpoetry

 Link to the original page-
 https://underthebasho.com/utb-2019/modern-haiku/3046-bhawana-rathore.html

Published in Cattails, Oct 2020 (Haiku)

rainbow. . . the shadows of me scatter as one #haiku Thank you ma'am- editor Geethanjali Rajan Link- http://www.cattailsjournal...