Per Diem Archive: S. Krishnamurthy June 2018, Rain
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, filed 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!