Mamta Agarwal

Rookie - 0 Points (March 27,1951 / India)

Haikus - Poem by Mamta Agarwal

For days I was lost
With relief I found myself-
Gained equipoise.

Angst, rape, rage and crime
These are very troubled times-
Seek island within

To find a pearl
Dive deep into the ocean-
Let go of caution.

A smile on the lips
Unshed tears in the eyes-
Mask in its place

The peacock’s rain dance
At the first monsoon shower-
Mirrors nature’s joy.

Warm rays of the sun
Thaw the chill in my sore heart
Who cares for sunburn?

Like a giant wheel
My moods too swing up and down.
Human dilemma

Be open to change
an open mind flowers
Learn from nature

Life is a teacher
Pain and joy follow each other
Look for the rainbow.

As lovers eyes meet
In unison the hearts beat
Silence, eloquent

As the Sun shines
Sky is filled with light
Bid adieu to night

Whispering cool breeze
Brings a message from the God
Can not see, just feel

New shoots in the trees
Herald arrival of spring
Hope soars and takes wings.

When you are in doubt
Listen to your own instinct-
Message is distinct.

Life is in moments-
Grab it and give it your best
U turns not allowed.

Pain and ecstasy,
The poison and the nectar-
Churns impurities
That faraway look
Blowing the cigarette smoke-
Seasons come and go.

Along the highway
Mustard flowers in the fields
Colour of sunshine.

Both Heaven and hell
In our mind they dwell.
God gave us free will.

A blind man can see
With an uncanny sixth sense-
Inner presence.

In twilight years
Man has a second childhood
But far too many cares

To make a mark
Don’t blindly follow the herd
Leave your own trail

I wish I could make
My fragmented self whole-
Soul’s lonely journey.

Barren landscape
Women gay and brightly clad-
Painting of our lives

After the showers
Frogs hop and croak in my lawn
Music at twilight

From place to place
I searched for an oasis -
Heart is its true base

On a busy highway
Speeding cars honking away-
Nouve riche, unsavvy

Opposites attract
Works, given space and respect
joy in each others life.

Baby’s sleeping face
Evokes love and tenderness.
Mother’s eyes caress

As I opened my eyes
Espied the moon peek at me-
Feel Divine Company.

Comments about Haikus by Mamta Agarwal

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (8/13/2008 9:11:00 AM)

    Unusually great haiku. Some are not haiku in stricto sensu, with those tech requirements like seasonal word, nature's allure etc. But I already broke from these fetters and wrote haiku depicting pain, tragedy and philosophy like u. When a haiku expert called them not haiku I named them quack haiku. Yours are simply great. Welcome! ! !
    sathya narayana
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  • (5/4/2008 1:20:00 AM)

    an anthology...miniature roses all...colourful. congrats (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2008 8:53:00 AM)

    Mamta, I loved this collection of Haikus. Top marks and thanks for sharing it my friend.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 6, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, September 5, 2008

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