Ajaya Mahala

 

mosquito wings -
the colour of evening 
so thin
 
First Place, Shiki Monthly Kukai, May 2014
 
 
 
hints of wind
leaves start talking
with each other
 
Chrysanthemum No. 15. April 2014
 
 
 
bird song –
an incomplete sentence
each time
 
Tiny words  Issue 14.1 - 15 May 2014
 
 
 
mother’s scarf
a toddler wraps himself
in the fragrance
 
First Place, Indian Kukai # 3 January 2014
 
 
 
play of clouds
a mammoth loses its tusks 
to the autumn wind
 
Second Place, European Quarterly Kukai #7 - Autumn 2014 Edition
 
 
old oak
a million cicada songs
in the withered bark
 
Fourth Place, European Quarterly Kukai #9 - Spring 2015 Edition
 
 
 
child guitarist -
a mother's hand
behind the curtains 
 
First Place, Caribbean kigo Kukai #48 February 2014
 
 
 
desert verbena
I walk knee-deep
in the purple sea
 
 
Brass bell haiku , August 1, 2014
 
 
sluice gates 
a moon somehow 
reaches downstream
 
Brass bell haiku , October 1, 2014
 
 
 
 
shifting of sand dunes noise in moonlight
 
Brass bell haiku , September 1, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
fainter and fainter bicycle riders and moon distancing
 
Brass bell haiku , September 1, 2014
 
 
 
 
no love moisture-proof cell phone kiss
 
Brass bell haiku , September 1, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
your presence -
mercury reads
five degrees less
 
Frogpond 37.1 , 2014
 
 
 
 
still pond
I sabotage the moon
with a stone
 
Frogpond 37.2  ,2014
 
 
 
 
disrespectful-
a robin sits
keeping the back towards me 
 
Bottle Rockets , August 2014
 
 
 
 
autumn moon
the gourd on a thatched roof
whitens quietly
 
Honorable Mention, Tata Literature Live! "Autumn Rain" Haiku Contest
 
 
 
 
empty carton
the user's manual
thrown before use
 
Sonic Boom, Issue 1, December, 2014
 
 
 
 
her sad face
rules forbid to pick
a fallen flower
 
Asahi Haikuist Network, January 03, 2014
 
 
 
Wishing Tree
I don’t take a photo
out of reverence
 
Asahi Haikuist Network, March 07, 2014
 
 
 
bicycle tyres
the bare-bodied run of boys
into the dusk
 
Asahi Haikuist Network, April 04, 2014
 
 
 
 
hot spring
unending flow of warmth
from the heart
 
Asahi Haikuist Network, February 07, 2014
 
 
 
no fear of shower
a message of spring
in the tap water
 
Indian Spring Haiku in "Wah". A bilingual quarterly haiku journal, Vol. 1 No.1, April,2014
 
 
 
 
pavement dwellers
tiredness wraps
the cold
 
Poetry haiku, Winter 2013 issue , 2013
 
 
 
advancing haze
mango buds wait
for a fog bath
 
Poetry haiku, Winter 2013 issue , 2013

 

a butterfly

sits on my shoulder

I become a stump

 

2nd position in Diogen Best Autumn Haiku, 2013

 

hide and seek

someone's warm palms

on my closed eyes

 

Manichi Daily News - January, 2014

 

evening sky

a pink patch widens

into darkness