Monday, 10 June 2019

Haiku 2019 Shortlist

Aftab Yusuf Shaikh      Anahita Bharucha                            Kaustubh Hiremath       
      George Swaim                           Meghana Acharya         Shivani Dua     
     Suchit Gada                                  Tina Sishtikar     Ritika Sidhwani                                        Klara Larsson                  Vandana Parashar                Yudi Gupta               Zainab Inamdar    


held drop of water
in the beak of a swallow
this vague world you love
Aftab Yusuf Shaikh 
  
Time patiently breaking
b r a i n  c e l l s
                ubuntu seeping
Anahita Bharucha

Always down
the rabbit hole
- not the beaten path
Kaustubh Hiremath

passive, dull, office politics
wearing down
Changez Khan
George Swaim

Freckles
Sunkissed
they called it
when her melanin lit up
Meghana Acharya

Ups and downs,
             serpentine roads
 Path to success.
Shivani Dua 

Forget rain showers
she enjoyed 
the spray of bleach
Suchit Gada


Tina Sishtikar
Words broken- - -
appear on skin
as blemish and wrinkles

Ritika Sidhwani
thoughts fly and coo
like pigeons
in the city chaos

Klara Larsson
Social Media
disenchanted
Freyja's brushes and plumes

teach me
how to be brave
__sprouting grass
Vandana Parashar 

Reckless stream
of pictures
in stranger's hands
Yudi Gupta

The iron snake 
twirled - waking up 
the concrete jungle
Zainab Inamdar

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