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Book of the Week: From Pebble to Pebble: A Book of Haiku by K. Ramesh

In Café Haiku we learn that K. Ramesh is one of India’s earliest recruits to haiku and tanka. In the interview he states that  “one doesn’t think of styles while composing a haiku. To me, styles do not matter so much as the recognition of a mild surprise and the urge to jot down the cause of the experience. The writing works if I am really touched by something I witness and I then write.”

Others books by Ramesh in the Digital Library include Soap Bubbles and Rogha Haiku and Tanka.

dim light in the bus…
a tiny finger counts
the stars

sound of a coin…
the gypsy’s monkey looks
into the bowl

camera beside me…
watching a cloud
changing shape

village in the mountains . . .
a stray dog becomes
our trek guide

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library and please share your favorite poem from the book with us.

Do you have a chapbook published in 2015 or earlier that you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details. Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Dan Campbell and are used with permission.

K. Ramesh

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. I pick this one out of all these beautiful haiku…it has stayed with me 24 hours:
    dim light in the bus…
    a tiny finger counts
    the stars

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