Treasure Island

sathya narayana

(12-06-1958 / Nellore, Andhra Pradesh)


A fitter cut his hand
A farmer lost his land
One lakh rupees was paid
As slow poison

Glittering lights
Of a roof garden party
Beggar blinks in wait

Pleasure sails
In Dal lake, on trendy boats
Rower counts his coins

Ants under your feet
Ever heard the crackling sounds
Of their legs breaking

Reaching the ocean

Man and woman
Two sides of one divine

(Whenever l tried haiku, my thoughts invariably slip into associated pain, tragedy and philosophy. This is the result and hence QUACK HAIKU)


Submitted: Monday, May 12, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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  • Mamta Agarwal (8/14/2008 6:18:00 AM)

    First of all these are no quak Haikus. i believe Haikus strict structure underwent change when it stepped out of shores of Japan.
    as usual, great haikus, your sensitivity and soul shines through10

    Mamta (Report) Reply

  • Paulina Vacas (7/25/2008 2:52:00 AM)

    I enjoyed your poems, most of all the haikus and some of the short ones they reminded me to the ancient oriental proverbs, which were charged of meaning and wisdom thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rema Prasanna (7/24/2008 10:49:00 AM)

    I liked this Haiku series.. significant.. each one has got a meaning... corrective thought.10

    Rema (Report) Reply

  • O Anna Niemus (7/16/2008 10:34:00 AM)

    O embodiment of truth,

    your haiku have such powerful contrasts between rich and poor,
    big and small... you make everyone think (Report) Reply

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