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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Goodbye Spring


Another April bids adieu.
Yet, every mustached face I see
Is still you.




Painting by Monet.


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61 paper boats came floating back to me:

Chriz said...

AND COME NEXT APRIL, i WILL MOVE ONE YEAR CLOSER TO 30...

yes i milked the bull and have saved it for you.. :)

Kriti said...

Another Haiku..
to remind me that I can never write one!!

:-(

Yes,

Another April bids adieu
And now whenever I see a moustache
I'll think of you!
:P

Keep writing,
Cheers!

The Unsure Ascetic said...

Dont be stupid! How can you be sure that the person hasnt shaved it off yet?

Great lines!

Amal Bose said...

well.. the number of mustached faces are fast decreasing. you may not see one in april a few years later. ;-)

Aniket Thakkar said...

Funny!

I see we are not following the 5-7-5 rule anymore, han?

Cat would be sad now.:-)

So tell us more about the mustached guy??

Deepa Gopal said...

Hey l'tl girl..this time I've something for you...come n get it:)

Karen said...

ANOTHER April, time passing and yet the memory still is there. Sad one.

The Sunflower Collective said...
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buno mainak said...

"APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain."

The Sunflower Collective said...

A suggestion :please do give proper credits to the pictures you use in your blog...try to give proper links/urls to the credited names so that buggers like me can actually be satisfied. Consider it lightly :)

Stupidosaur said...

Ermmm....why "Goodby Spring"?
Are his moustache springy? ;)

Jokes apart, it is a very pithy, striking, beautiful poem.

Wow! Must be true! Cos I am not really capable appreciating poems, let alone fake it!

Murphy said...

Lovely.

Pallav said...

stupendously written...

coffeeismypoison said...

Gasp.
Haikus r so lovely if well written. I love this one. haunting...

pradipwritenow said...

Another spring waits for
to see that lovely red
turned green leafes
on every trees.
Every lovely face I see
turns smooth to wrinkled
Yet I search for the face
The one I once loved.
My small gift to you for Goodbye Spring and for ever welcome you.

Arv said...

well... there are still 3.5 days left and am gonna enjoy it :)

take care mate.. Haikus do have a certain way to express our love with nature... :)

take care mate... cheers...

Kartz said...

Trying to forget someone, are we? Good one!

I haven't written that many a haiku, yet. And those I have written are 5-7-5. Is any relaxation to the rule allowed? Apart from 3-6-3... Do let me know...

Peace. Have a nice day.

---
Coming to think of ur last post... Lemme know what u make of this - Unforgiving Africa

Anil Sawan said...

aha, summer mein bhi yaadein :) mast hein yar :P

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Chriz, you are one of those people who will vastly improve by aging. don't worry about thirty. thirty will be kind to you.

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Kriti- the things you can do vastly outnumber the things you can't. cheers :)

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Abstract Scientist... i feel it on my lip-line :)

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Amal- that makes me sad :(

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Yessss... down with rules... throw away the rules... cat, i think, would be delighted :)

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Deepa- Yay!

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Karen- aniket thinks its funny. can a poem be both?

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Goirick- jah, ki je bolish na, lojjaye beguni hoye gelam :)

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Bokom- jiyo guru!

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Goirick- but where do i find a link? this was just a painting by Monet that i had in my machine... should i link Monet to wiki?

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Stupidosaurus- thanks for the visit :) thanks for the appreciation. i realize it must have been hard.

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Murphy- *bow*

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Pallav- "blush"

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Coffee- haunting- i just love that word...

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Pradip- thank you so so much :) that was lovely.

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Arv- thanks mate... enjoy the last few days :)

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Kartz- i'm not sure 3-6-3 is a rule... it doesn't add up to 17, does it?

i don't follow rules. i'm not even claiming this is a haiku. i just write it as i like it. this is a 7-7-3. :)

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

anil- thanks buddy :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. :)

Nice haiku. I'm in awe of you. :)

.... said...

That was breath-taking.... I am so inspired by you... U write so well.

The Sunflower Collective said...

yea ..that would be great...
do that ,even for your earlier post..helps ignorant people like us

joaquin carvel said...

it's not haiku. it's amri-ku. and i like it.

it's like watching a face in the window of a bus as it drives away.

(btw, i preferred the pajama stripes to the bricks - but i come here for the writing, not the backgrounds.)

Atanu said...

...40 degree spring was not so springy at all... before I read this... thank you Little girl... you are the one who can find out the door behind the "almirah"...you are one from the "Narnia"... you know magic... and you apply those shamelessly on us...

Unknown said...

Yes, I'm going to feed you to the fish...Actually, syllable count aside, it is very touching.

Here's a neat new thing I just learned, you can call this a Senryu instead of a Haiku, because while Haiku are supposed to be about nature, Senryu are about human foibles. I think there's an umlaut over the u.

coffeeismypoison said...

Also i forgot to tell u...
ur background is WOW!
i lurved the pajamas thing more...but this is good too...
pls hook me up with this stuff too. I was the header to be the same as it is...now. but with a different background but without deleting any HTML thinggies...
Pretty please!!

coffeeismypoison said...

And also if u have gmail cud u pls add me, dr.do2much@gmail.com
theres something i need to ask :)

One more blogger said...

nice thought :D

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

ki, really? no! thats such a sweet thing to say..

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

triple dot- your 'haiku' was lovely too... in the face of all them rule-sticklers!

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

goirick- okies, will do...

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Joaquin- amriku... i like that :) it means i get to set my own rules :)

and how is it that your description of my writings is so much more beautiful than the writings themselves?? seriously, how do you do it?

i had to change my pyjamas because people complained it was hard to read. i wish you had told me earlier...

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

atanu- if i knew magic the first thing i would make would be snow. lovely white snow all over jaipur...
ok, i'll send a blizzard or two down to you too.

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

Cat, AWESOME!!. now i can pretend i am writing senryu. and since no one has heard about it, i can make up rules and people will have to believe me :)
and it sounds more authentic than amriku :D

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

coffee- thanks for liking. its called 'anoder brick in da wall'

i mailed you.

Amritorupa Kanjilal said...

thanks geetika.

Tongue-fu Lady said...

WOW! So awesome...loved the pic..enjoyed ur Haiku..M so following ur work now :)

Anonymous said...

How gently put is your Haiku,
Treat this comment as a tribute,
o'course to you!


:D
been years since i did that! u inspire!!

Anonymous said...

What a knife of sweetness.

And seriously gorgeous painting!

Ana said...
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Ashrita said...

I love your style of poetry! Short, sweet, yet leaves a deep, deep impact.

On a lighter note, did you see all Sardars in April :P They all have moustaches and they all look the same!


Stupid joke I know!

Atanu said...

Very kind of you... I m in a microwave oven right now... it will be your kindness "little illusionist"....

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

thou technically it is not a haiku but it has got nothing to do with the beauty and depth of ur poem.

it is excellent both in terms of beauty and depth.

khoob bhalo laglo. :)

muthu said...

thats a lovely haiku..

crisp, bold and meaning ful

kudos.