Tuesday 9 January 2024

Haiku & Tanka Poems by Ankur Jyoti Saikia




undyed drops drench dirt

estivating florets flush

lush leafage emerge

dust does cherish

every bloom of mirth


Roadside haiku


disentangling the

miracle bound to a thread

a balloon seller


stride shorter than breath

the labourer returns home

his burdened arms droop




without an outlet

withers worth

inertia inhibits

breaking bonds

pessimistic procrastination


wax, wane, repeat


a lone Sisiphus

knocking out

knocked by

a boulder of shadow

a fortnightly affair


Ecliptic kiss



we say

an eclipse

is nothing but

a shadow kiss of two lovelorn souls?


Ankur Jyoti Saikia (he/ his/ him) is a forestry researcher based in India, who writes poems and believes in his self-coined maxim: 'scribble, submit, repeat'. Twitter (X), Instagram & Bluesky: @amythfromassam 

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