TEN HAIKU

1.
Potholes
spots of sunshine
wobble

2.
Sudden downpour
noisy trucks at midnight
crowded footbridge

3.
Sipping coffee
at a wayside stall
cockroaches too

4.
The morning sun
fondling with tender fingers
the red roses

5.
Chasing each other
in the bylane
two birds

6.
A girl
between the railway tracks
swings her pony tail

7.
Softness of wind
magic in her nearness
sleight of hand

8.
End of festival:
I stop by her haiku
on twitter.com

9.
A teenager
glides past me on roller blades
her long hair flows behind

10.
A toddler
trying to stand up by the pram—
young mother watches

--R.K. SINGH

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About the Author

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Biography
Born, brought up and educated in Varanasi, R.K. Singh has been writing and publishing poetry in English for the last three decades. His published volumes include My Silence and Other Selected Poems (1996), The River Returns (2006), Sexless Solitude and Other Poems (2009), Sense and Silence: Collected Poems (2010) and New and Selected Poems Tanka and Haiku (2012). Professionally he has been concerned with teaching English language skills to students of science and technology at a leading technical university in India since 1976. He holds full Professorship with specialisation in English for Specific Purposes.