Shloka Shankar

Born 1989 in Bangalore, India
Living in Bangalore, India

 

autumn’s stillness stencilled on my breath

Under the Basho (One-line haiku section, 2015)

 

exchange student
I barter grammar
for love

The Bamboo Hut (Autumn 2015)

 

piggyback ride
I wonder if this too
is déjà ku

The Bamboo Hut (Autumn 2015)

 

blending colours the blackbird’s song

brass bell: a haiku journal (September 1, 2015)

 

gossamer the length of a dream

A Hundred Gourds 5:1 (December 2015)

 

tipping the balance a nightjar’s call

shufPoetry (Issue 5, October 2015)

 

daylight savings
my biological clock
runs backwards

Whispers (October 13, 2015)

 

summertime filigreed on my mind

Frameless Sky (Issue 3, December 2015)

 

typecast as a verb the moon tonight

Bones Journal (Issue 8, November 2015)

 

amnesia
watching re-runs
for the first time

Failed Haiku (Vol. 1, issue 1, January 2016)

 

voice 
over

become
my 
mother

Failed Haiku (Vol. 1, issue 1, January 2016)

 

alzheimer's . . .
a goldfish circles
the same spot

Whispers (December 17, 2015)

 

ivory tower shadows of loneliness

A Hundred Gourds 4:2 (March 2015)

 

Schrödinger's moth stares back at me

moongarlic E-zine (Issue 3, November 2014)

 

cow's lick
making the same mistakes
over and over

cattails (September 2014)

 

a baton whooshes in C#

Bones Journal (Issue 6, March 2015)

 

sleepless I whistle through my nose

Whispers (March 24, 2015)

 

one-third of my past soars higher on Garuda’s wing

Whispers (March 24, 2015)

 

carousel
i chase a dream
backwards

High Coupe (April 14, 2015)

 

rolling down the same road again tumbleweed

Presence (Issue 52, 2015)

 

chry
sa
lis
turn
ing 
in
to 
some
one
i’m 
not

moongarlic E-zine (Issue 4, May 2015)

 

in media res the dreamscape of our lives

the other bunny (June 2, 2015)

 

blowing smoke the way you

the other bunny (August 10, 2015)

 

before and after the wasteland white butterflies

The Zen Space (July 3, 2015)

 

tapping into my kundalini this rain

Under the Basho (One-line haiku section, 2015)

 

forked road
the choices that
never mattered

Daily Haiku, Cycle 18 (January 22, 2015)

 

New Year's eve . . .
the things that will 
remain the same

Wild Plum 1:1 (March 2015)

 

alphabet soup 
I mentally run 
spell check

Whispers (January 16, 2015)

 

from the corner of my eye pigeon’s flight

Daily Haiku, Cycle 18 (March 01, 2015)

 

not so long ago the colour of silence

Daily Haiku, Cycle 18 (March 02, 2015)

 

hyphenated the twig between branches

Daily Haiku, Cycle 18 (March 07, 2015)

 

reunion
she swallows
her commas

Prune Juice (Issue Fifteen, March 2015)

 

odd sock
wondering what I saw
in you

Frozen Butterfly (Issue 2, April 2015)

 

the lag between breaths white space

Frozen Butterfly (Issue 2, April 2015)

 

rejection mail –
blaming it on bad
Feng Shui

Under the Basho (Modern Haiku section, 2015)

 

dusky skies –
somewhere, a daisy
closes in

Creatrix #25, June 2014

 

fruit flies
the decay of what
we were

Prune Juice, July 2014

 

shooting star . . .
too many things
to wish for

Under The Basho, (Modern Haiku Section), 2014

 

late summer . . .
watching a dog
chase its tail

A Hundred Gourds: 3:4, September 2014 (Haiga)

 

darkness visible a firefly burns itself out

Daily Haiga (August 2, 2014)

 

partition –
a soldier's limb lies
in no man's land

World Haiku Review, August, 2014 (Third Place in Vanguard Haiku)

 

graphite moon . . .
a bat's wing spans
its radius

Daily Haiku, Cycle 18 (October 26, 2014)

 

crimson leaves . . .
the evening rustles
into a hush

Daily Haiku, Cycle 18 (October 29, 2014)

 

scrabble
all the whys
in my life

Haigaonline XV no. 2, Autumn 2014 (Concrete Haiku)

 

autumn deepens . . .
the family portrait hangs
from a rusty nail

Creatrix #25, June 2014

 

cherry blossoms . . .
they make way
for the hearse

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK, April 2014

 

barely spring . . .
clear skies reflected
in the thaw

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK, March 2014

 

fishing trip . . .
his fingers smell of
canned tuna

brass bell: a haiku journal, May 2014

 

still pond . . .
the growing ripples
within

Whispers, April 2014

 

open field . . .
the ladybug glides down
a blade of grass

cattails, May 2014

 

photo album
Maud's fading youth
before her

Shiki Kukai Free Format Entry, April 2014

 

half-moon . . .
just the glow-worms and me

Creatrix #25 Haiku – June 2014

 

fiery skies . . .
the silence between us
deepens

Creatrix #25 Haiku – June 2014

 

winter chill . . .
the patchwork quilt smells 
of memories

Issa's Untidy Hut, Wednesday Haiku #181 ( June 2014)

 

mayfly . . .
his face now 
a memory

A Hundred Gourds, 3:3 June 2014

 

evening lull . . .
the hoary whisperings
of the sea

The Bamboo Hut Press, 2014

 

spring field . . .
cottony clouds drift
into nothingness

World Haiku Review: Spring Issue, April 2014