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!