poet Sunil Uniyal

Sunil Uniyal

Jharnaa (Waterfall) - A Hindi Haiku

jhar jhar jhar jhar -
pahaari dhalaan par
ek jharnaa nirantar


jhar jhar jhar jhar -
on the mountain slope
an endless waterfall

Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 28, 2008
Poem Edited: Sunday, December 5, 2010

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Comments about Jharnaa (Waterfall) - A Hindi Haiku by Sunil Uniyal

  • John PendreyJohn Pendrey (8/31/2019 3:38:00 AM)

    I love the simplicity and the sound.

    After a long period of rain my own waterfall was very full and I had so many ideas and dipped deeper by getting into it:

    So full of such abundant flow,
    the infinite drops
    of heaven pour.

    I reach into the waterfall
    and find you, far away
    in a distant land
    as your hand
    falls like water from my grasp.

    All is transient.
    You left me raindrops
    strung out
    on the loose ends
    of spider threads.

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  • Denis MairDenis Mair (7/4/2017 1:56:00 PM)

    In your haiku I hear the enduring sound of a waterfall, like a low call deep in the jungle. Although I do not know Hindi, I see the beauty of the word JHARNAA, which incorporates the sound of falling water. I wish English had a word like that for waterfall. CATARACT evokes precipitous rocks, but has no sound. CASCADE has an action but no sound. What would such a word sound like in English? RUSHFALL...SOUGH-FLING!

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (7/4/2016 4:43:00 AM)

    Superb, the metaphor for life...flowing continuously like life does.

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