Skywatch Friday – #38 (In Haiku)

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This Skywatch Friday post is somewhat different. Today, I’m sharing a set of three Haikus to go along with the image of a spectacular sunset, that I was lucky enough to witness this week. Nothing unusual one might argue for our Bangalore skies. Yet another way in which Nature can be very fascinating for those who love it that even the diurnal movements of the earth can be a source of bliss to those of us who enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

I’m still learning the art of expressing myself through Haikus. It may seem apparently easy as a form but, to me, remains challenging, nonetheless. This is my third Haiku post, and am excited at trying my hand at it again. So, here goes:

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NightFall

Look, dusk treads coyly,

Wrapping her arms in embrace

over azure skies.

The splash of fire 

unleashes a glow that spreads

deep into my soul.

Time stands still awhile,

as night wraps her cloak around,

darkness gently falls.

©Esha Mookerjee Dutta. March 2017.

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(Linking this with #Skywatch Friday, where sky watchers post beautiful sky shots from different parts of the world.)

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41 Comments
  • Jim

    Reply

    A superb sky. Wonderful colours.

  • ladyfi

    Reply

    Lovely rich colours in your sky.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you ladyfi 🙂

  • LizSB

    Reply

    Gorgeous colured sky!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you very much 🙂

  • pythoroshan

    Reply

    Damn. That is beautiful. Both the picture and the poem.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks a lot, Doc! 🙂

  • Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    Reply

    Perfect words for the wonderful pic… 🙂

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Maniparna 🙂 Your recent Haiku (set of 5) really inspired me to give it a shot!

  • Photo(Geo)grapher

    Reply

    Lovely and peaceful

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you very much.

  • vishalbheeroo

    Reply

    Passionate Haiku depicting colorful and various emotions, Esha.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Vishal. Am experimenting with this new form of poetry writing. Wish me luck!!

  • Lovelygishi

    Reply

    This is a splendid shot! So awesome!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • ewok1993

    Reply

    Lovely sky.

    Worth a Thousand Words

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much ewok. You are very kind 🙂

  • JM Illinois U.S.A.

    Reply

    Lovely poem and skywatch images. Have a great week-end.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you JM. Wishing you a lovely weekend too 🙂

  • Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)

    Reply

    Watching a sunset
    Worlds and miles away from mine
    United in awe.

    Beautiful!

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks Alana. Loved the Haiku in response 🙂 <3

  • yogiabb

    Reply

    Beautiful photos and haiku. I have been fascinated by haiku since I learned about it in high school decades ago and I find it very challenging and yours are quite good.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks you so much. I quite agree with you…Haikus are fascinating and I’m discovering more of this every time I come across one. So glad to see you stopping by and sharing your thoughts. 🙂

  • Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

    Reply

    Wonderful sky, equally great poem.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Irene! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend, wherever you are 🙂

  • thomas

    Reply

    Beautiful glow

  • Peter B

    Reply

    Beautiful! (both the photo and the Haiku)

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much Peter. Glad to see you stop by at the blog 🙂

  • Maliny Mohan

    Reply

    I used to write Haiku long back. Somehow lost my flow on the same and dropped the idea half way through. But I still love reading one. The picture is breath-taking. Equally beautiful are those lines 🙂

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks, Maliny. I know what you mean. Its happened with poetry for me. I used to write a lot of poems throughout college and even beyond for quite a long time and then suddenly, stopped wriitng and now, just started with Haiku because it is something I haven’t tried before. I’m discovering the therapeutic value of photography these days, hence loads of sunset and sky pics in general on my blog and insta feeds 🙂

  • Sanchie @ Living my Imperfect Life

    Reply

    Amazing photo and beautiful haiku. I struggle with haikus but I think you’ve nailed it! 🙂

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you Sanchie. I think I’m enjoying the struggle to come up with some kind of imagery before the Haiku is born. Coining the words is the next step. 🙂

  • Parul Thakur

    Reply

    Amazing shot. Haikus are not my cup of tea but you did great.

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thanks a lot, Parul. I’m learning…doesn’t come easy to me either 😀

  • samba2017

    Reply

    I enjoyed the “Splash of Fire” line – thanks for sharing! I have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to have a look? Have a good day, Sam 🙂

    • Esha M Dutta

      Thank you so much, Samba. Will check out your poetry blog…sounds very interesting to me! Btw, have a great week ahead and thank you very much for stopping by here. 🙂

      • samba2017

        Thanks Esha and wishing you a relaxing evening 🙂

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