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Per Diem for June: Rain

 

The June forecast is rain, rain and more rain! The whole month of June, Per Diem: Daily Haiku features relentless ‘Rain.’ This is what Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, guest-editor of the month, has to say about it:

 

What would we do without rain – the giver of life! The Hindus, Jains and Indian Buddhists dedicate an entire season to it – varSha Rutu or the monsoon. And there is hardly a haiku poet that has not been touched by the magic of rain.

So here comes rain, astride the cloud-elephants, heralded by thunder-drums. May the reviving breath of rain, filled with the power of life, bring all that you desire, remove all pain, setting your imagination on fire (paraphrasing poet Kalidasa). A month of haiku showers!

Enjoy!

This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. barely spring
    black sheep clouds
    gathering

    cold rain
    shadow of a bust
    crowded

    rainy moon
    makes no sound
    birdbath cheers

    old birdbath
    catching
    the windswept rainbow

  2. Here in Ireland rain is all too familiar, and I think we may have as many words for this form of precipitation as Innuits do for snow!

    Although seen as a nuisance by parents during the school holidays, it means there is always a verdant football pitch to keep our kids happy!

    I look forward to reading your selection immensely, Shrikaanth.

    marion

    1. Coincidentally, this one of mine about rainis hot of the press . . .

      soft rain
      the grass gets greener
      blade by blade

      Africa Haiku Network 31.05.18

    2. Thank you Marion- yes languages! I think the number of words for the same thing in a language show how important it was/is not he culture it developed- like camels in Arabic. Lotus in Sanskrit! Fool in Kannada (!), woman in Telugu! please share the words for rain in Irish

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