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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 7th July

Updated: 7 days ago

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Aparna Pathak

tantric music

raindrops slide upward

on the windshield

-- Origa

( Asahi Shimbun/Asahi Weekly, July 5, 2009)

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The striking juxt coupled with the unusual image makes this poem such a surreal experience, as Biswajit Mishra has commented below. Thanks to all of you for your insightful comments.

Now let's hear the story behind it from Origa herself.

"The editor of this haiku column Emiko Miyashita invited me to submit my haiku, and subsequently published some of them in the printed newspaper (and sent me the actual copies of the paper from Japan, I still keep them). In the newspaper, Emiko san used my name (Olga Hooper), not my haigo -- but you please sign this haiku "Origa".

This haiku was composed "on the spot" when riding in a car with my husband, in a rainy day. The…


Nice jux :))


Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. Happy Writing!



I like the hard consonance sounds of c in L1 and d in L2 and L3 depicting the rain falling on the car, on the windshield.


beautiful poem taking one to a surrealistic experience.

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