Saturday 4 March 2023

Ten Senryu by Daipayan Nair

 



Senryu


the priest's eyes 

blowing 

the conch 

 


 

introduction —

the newsboy 

bangs the gate 

 


 

earbuds

right and left

in a mess 

 


 

swaying to the kirtan 

the sandal tilak

on gran's forehead 

 


 

home time 

scooping the mixed chaat

with a cardstock 

 


 

a new birdsong ...

the kids resume jumping

on the hay 

 


 

dusk field

every mustard stalk feels

her dupatta 

 


 

full attendance —

the teacher skips

reproduction 

 


 

speed post —

the clerk corrects 

my correct name 

 


 

31st December —

the concert stage filled

with plastic bottles 

 


 

 

Daipayan Nair -Hailing from Silchar, Assam, Daipayan Nair is a haijin. He writes micropoetry, mostly haiku and tanka poems. His works have been featured on various international platforms and weekly columns like Haiku Dialogue of The Haiku Foundation, Haiku in Action of Nick Virgilio Haiku Association, and FreshOutMag. He has also been published in the Frogpond Journal, the prune juice journal, Failed Haiku Journal, Cold Moon Journal, Scarlet Dragonfly Journal, Triya Mag, Failed haiku — a journal of English Senryu, and the prestigious monthly of haikuKATHA from Triveni Haikai India.

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