Angelee Deodhar, more than any other single person, is responsible for bringing Indian haiku to the attention of the world community. She has served as poet, editor, organizer, translator and representative around the world for this cause. These poems, privately published in 2000 for the World Haiku Festival held in London, show an engagement with the human world and a sensibility well-attuned to the genre.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
acres of darkness outside, inside then a fireflyfrom the shadows ceaseless as song of cicadas sex-show sex-showin the old photo sepia snowan I.V. line anchors me to the monitor thoughts still wanderhis saffron robes pale before the nasturtiumsfading into the tan of her shoulder a tattooed butterfly