Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

Bestow, please.

Parched I am, and pained

Like an orphan unnamed; lost

Craving your love’s rain.

Haiku #12 ~  Writing challenge 201: Water.  Image via beccatarnas: drought.

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13 responses

  1. You’re definitely getting the hang of this haiku stuff Maria.

    Why don’t you take a crack at haibun? I reckon it would suit your style.

    (BTW, when you changed the name of your blog you confused me. I subscribe to a blog by a Mumbai poet named Ria and for a while I couldn’t understand why her work had changed so much).

    February 17, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    • A pro-si-metric form, combining prose and haiku. *-* This sounds cool and tough. I will search for some examples for this one and definitely give a try, after I’ve written a limerick for today.🙂 Thank you!

      Also, could you please please share the blog-link of that Mumbai poet named Ria?

      February 17, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      • I will search for some examples for this one and definitely give a try

        Here’s one place to check out.

        When I was a school kid I used to make up derogatory limericks about my teachers. I’m sure you’ll be unsurprised to hear most of them were obscene.

        Also, could you please please share the blog-link of that Mumbai poet named Ria?

        Bad news.
        I misremembered her name. It’s Riya.

        Worse news.
        Her blog has been pulled down. Some of her stuff is pretty intensely personal and more than a little tortured, so I’m not surprised she took it out of the public domain.
        I subscribed via email and still have copies of most of her posts.
        Let me know if you want me to forward them to you. There’s about 20 all up.

        Here’s a haiku I wrote that was inspired by her poetry and her ‘About’ page, which read simply “Riya – Trying not to write”.

        February 17, 2015 at 10:02 pm

        • Oh I remember that haiku of yours. It’s just now that I totally get it. Yes, if it’s not too much of a burden please email me some of her writings. If that’s okay.

          And thank you for sharing the haibun journal, you awesome person! I just read Snowdrops by Mary Ahearn and India by Kasturi. They are so good. ;_;

          Have you written a limerick recently? Are there any on your blog?

          February 18, 2015 at 12:23 am

  2. Sublime and Profound!

    February 18, 2015 at 4:13 am

  3. I’ll get Riya’s posts together and send them to you tonight, so expect a sudden surge to your inbox.

    Have you written a limerick recently? Are there any on your blog?

    I’d say it’s over forty years since I’ve written a limerick. There are none on my blog (though there’s now one on yours under Voyage). It was the only one I could remember that isn’t obscene or homophobic (I wasn’t very politically correct when I was ten).

    To be honest I don’t really see limericks as poems but rather as rhyming jokes. I wrote about half a dozen aimed at teachers and a few more aimed at my friends. I’d have been mortified if someone had accused me of committing poetry.

    February 18, 2015 at 7:50 am

  4. I’ve read this haiku about six times now. It gets more beautiful every time.

    February 25, 2015 at 2:42 am

  5. Pingback: Lost in losing. | Ria

  6. You say so much with so little. Just brilliant.

    October 5, 2015 at 9:59 pm

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