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Kala Ramesh

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cotton sari ... I give her
a second look

the silence of applause
for her practised moves

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I raid the fridge …
sleepless night

turning the TV down
I begin to hear
my thoughts

TV Remote
Leather Boxing Gloves

'you lost miserably'
she tells him
after shadow-boxing

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Kala Ramesh, a Pushcart Prize nominated poet, is the Founder and Director of Triveni Haikai India, and Founder and Managing Editor of haikuKATHA Journal. Author of ‘haiku!' for children (Katha Books 2010); ‘Beyond the Horizon Beyond’ (Vishwakarma Publications) shortlisted for the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize in 2019. Her collection of poetry, ‘The Forest I Know’ (HarperCollins) was launched at Jaipur Literature Festival, March 2022. She has been experimenting with a fusion of japanese poetry and dohas (couplets with 24 sound units) of 15th Century saint poet, Kabir. The end-result is beautiful Tanka dohas.

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