Saturday 22 October 2022

Five Haiku by Amit Parmessur



Haiku


 

Cocooned

 

Loners to lovers

Lost deep in labyrinth; now

Buried in backyard.


 

The Dark Plunge

 

A mermaid-to-be

You stare at pregnant dewdrops

on the mourning rose


 

Undone

 

My eyes have the strength

Of the sea in them, my heart

The weakness of waves.


 

Unrequited

 

I build, stop, rebuild—

stop again, panting, legless.

A staircase pops up.


 

War

 

Snowmen under snow

I carve angels on white slates

for those without home

 

Amit Parmessur, 39, lives in Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius, where he spent his adolescence hating poetry before falling in love with its beauty. His poems have appeared in over 165 magazines, namely WINK, The Rye Whiskey Review, Night Garden Journal, Hobo Camp Review, Ann Arbor Review and Ethos Literary Journal. He is a two-time Pushcart Prize and two-time Best of the Web nominee.


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