Haiku by Kala Ramesh

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falling leaves …
if only sorrow could be
contained in a palm

Haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry that is more than 400 years old. It is constructed with three lines containing a number of qualities: kigo (a seasonal reference), kiru (cutting), ma (space), and the kokoro (feeling) of the poet, who is said to create half of the poem, while the reader’s experience creates the other half, allowing a haiku to resonate.

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