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Hema Ravi

Hema Ravi

Born: in Chennai, India
Resides: Chennai, India

author, poet, editor, reviewer, event organizer, haiku enthusiast.

Books Published:

The Cuckoo Sings Again - Vanathi Pathippakam, Printers and Publishers, Chennai, India (2022).

Selected Work
rainy morning
the wife showering
abuses on her husband
early summer
Indian laburnum
fall friend
oak leaf 
lodges on my hair
autumn melody
light rain a lullaby
for toddler
soap suds on my legs
four year old at beach
first time
autumnal hues
my child mixes paint 
on her hands


“rainy morning” - Frogpond vol. 36:3, Autumn 2013; “early summer” - Haikuniverse, May 28, 2019; “fall friend”; “autumn melody”; “soap suds on my legs”; “autumnal hues” - Akita International Haiku Network, World Haiku Series 2019 (59), Feb. 27 2020.

Additional Reading:


A passing car lifts a cloud of dust and the old woman sitting on the bench sneezes loudly. Her hat flies off and falls on a clump of dry grass. A child comes running, picks it up and passes it to her as the startled crows return to the gul-mohar tree. Shallow cement water bowls, placed along the sidewalk for neighborhood birds and mongrels, now hold only puddles burning with sun. A water tanker passes and sweat-covered faces smile. In every parched eye, a glimmer of hope reigns as they glance at the distant horizon.

sudden summer rain
toothless old woman
does a jig

Credit: Haibun Today Vol. 13, No. 4, Dec. 2019

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