Hemapriya ChellappanHemapriya Chellappan

Born 1991 in India

Hemapriya Chellappan is a haikai poet, illustrator and haiga artist who resides in Pune, India. She took to Japanese literary short forms in the summer of 2019. Ever since her works have been published in various international print journals and e-magazines. Her work has also appeared in Living Senryu Anthology and podcasts. When she isn’t daydreaming she writes jokes, sketches landscapes, hums old songs and makes excellent tea.


even the trees
barely sway
curfew night

Akitsu Quarterly, Spring 2020

mountain cafe
the crispness
of spring air

Akitsu Quarterly, Spring 2020

prairie evening . . .
the golden retriever’s
almost camouflage

Cattails, April 2020

origami ─
a mountain folds
into itself

Under the Basho, April 2020

Hokusai’s Wave
sharpening his claws
a feral cat

Creatrix, Issue #48, March 2020

incessant rains
small talk
dries up

The Heron’s Nest, Volume XXI, Number 4, Dec 2019

in the morning sun
squirrel’s tail

The Cicada’s Cry, Autumn edition, Nov 2019

in the garden
a lemon sways . . .
warbler song

FreshOut Mag, Sept 2019

bamboo grove
the soft whistle
of a spice finch

Plum Tree Tavern, Dec 2019

autumn deepens
I load my brush
with carmine

Hedgerow, issue #129, Autumn 2019

summer garden
the crimson flash
of a sunbird

Wales Haiku Journal, Spring 2020


natural sunscreen
an African elephant covers
itself in clay

The Mamba Journal, Issue #9, March 2020


morning light
the wake-up call
of a bulbul

Shamrock Journal, Issue #43, March 2020