Fallen Leaves


fallen leaves

taken by autumn winds

belonging nowhere

Pat R


Carpe Diem Haiku featuring Kala Ramesh

Inspired by

falling leaves . . . 

if only sorrows could be
contained in a palm 

© Kala Ramesh *


A haiku for OctPoWriMo Day 2

Taking flight

Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #43 and Carpe Diem Special #142, “taking flight” by Kala Ramesh

IMG_8806 full moon

Taking Flight

They were out all day. After dinner, they went to the after hour lounge. An eclectic group they were Greeks, Americans, Italians, and a Jamaican.  All eyes were on them as they entered. The six foot four inch hunk on stage started a sultry tune in greek; his gaze fixed in their direction, strumming his guitar. They now had the full attention of everyone in the place.  Stares turned to smiles as patrons swayed gently in their seats as the song progressed.  She just knew it was about her. Her ears were getting hot. So she took a deep breath, held a nervous smile and with lips barelymoving she asked, “Ok, what is he singing”. The response, “He is serenading you”. Song over and with the whole place watching he left the stage and moved towards them.

Taking flight-
A butterfly shrugs off
Its shadow
Kala Ramesh




Howling Wind

IMG_6617 palm windy tree in trade winds

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #80, Kala Ramesh’s

“Howling Wind”

howling wind-

 an autumn note within

 the bamboo flute

 Kala Ramesh

angry howls drowning out flute

persistent notes undeterred




Morning Prayers


Carpe Diem Special #140, Kala Ramesh’s “morning prayers”

morning prayers
the rising sun between
my hands

© Kala Ramesh

morning prayers
a new chance to live
in the light of God



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