Updated: Mar 5


hosts: Shalini Pattabiraman & Shobhana Kumar 10th January

A MONDAY FEATURE In our series featuring Indian haibuneers, we continue to call attention to the work of Johannes Manjrekar.


Johannes Manjrekar

There were dark clouds and the evening sun breaking through and a child lost in the eating of an ice cream and even, with impeccable timing, an egret in purposeful flight. For an instant the world was still and crystal clear.

How quickly darkness fell and now there are only word-shaped sensations losing their way on paper but I still carry that moment so clear.

ragged clouds

the egret’s whiteness now

out of sight

Source: Narrow Road Journal

We invite you to share a haibun that captures the 'fleeting moments in life' things we remember for their ephemeral quality.

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