top of page

open sky :: SAMVAAD | 15th January

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Kashiana Singh


monsoon over

moss covers mother’s 

maiden name


---- Roberta Beary

(Rattle Poetry, January 2022)



72 views10 comments

10 Comments


Rupa Anand
Rupa Anand
Jan 16, 2023

Beauty of a poem.

Short and brief.

Poignant.

Contains a great story.

Alliteration of M and O ~ brings music to the ears.

Well crafted. Personal and informal. Evoking interest in the reader. …. super find by the editors, thank you.

Like

Unknown member
Jan 16, 2023

To me, this haiku has layered meaning beyond the concrete image. The moss covering of a maiden name suggests an overpowering influence altering more than just the name of the mother. Whether intended by the poet or not, it is how I interpret it. Beautiful.

Like

Such a beautiful poem and so peaceful.

Like

Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jan 15, 2023

So much rhythm in this haiku. It's a lesson on how a simple haiku of just 7 words can hold so much poignancy.

Thank you for this find, Sanjuktaa. I thought only India uses the word monsoon to refer to the seasonal rains ... and it was a word coined by the British when they were ruling us.


Never knew western countries have or use the word - monsoon.

Maybe they do!

Like
lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jan 17, 2023
Replying to

I thought rain is frequent during the whole year. And I think they usually define monsoon with the name of the winds, like the westerlies, etc

just my thought.

Like

This alliteration of M intrigues me. Has this been done by the poet consciously or it just happened naturally?

Like
bottom of page