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The Wind Chime's Song
By Geethanjali Rajan & Vidya S Venkatramani


from a morning dream 

the wind chime’s song


a gentle breeze nudges

the half-blown hibiscus


squirrels frisk

up and down 

the rolled bamboo blind


morning cuppa 

the strains of Suprabhatam

slowing seeping in


suddenly an explosion of shouts 

from the boys at the cricket game


banyan canopy

a pandemonium of parrots

cheer the winners



*Suprabhatam - A collection of verses recited at dawn

Image by Amelia Bartlett

Geethanjali Rajan teaches Japanese and English in Chennai, India. She is the author of a book of haikai poetry longing for sun longing for rain (Red River, 2023) and coauthor of the e-book of haikai collaborative rengay Unexpected Gift (Éditions des petits nuages, Canada, 2021) with Sonam Chhoki, Bhutan. She edits haiku at cattails and at Café Haiku.

Vidya S Venkatramani lives in Chennai and has been writing haiku for the past eight years. Her haiku, haibun and senyru have appeared in international journals. Her work has also been included in anthologies like Naad-Anunaad, Red River book of Haibun, Late Blooming Cherries and The Wonder Code. She facilitates workshops in leadership skills for corporates.

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