Of Mangoes and the Sea Breeze

Here are a few haiku from the long summer in the seaside city of Chennai, South India. ……. (Geethanjali Rajan)
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summer dawn
many songs
from the Asian Koel

left-overs
from the squirrel’s feast
scent of ripe mangoes

sultry noon
the fan’s groans
punctuate snores

the jasmine leaf
is a baby praying mantis
evening stillness

orange dusk
the gentle swish
of coconut fronds

end of summer –
the sound of the waves
in my conch

4 responses to “Of Mangoes and the Sea Breeze

  1. Very sensual. I love the sounds, scents and sensations that come in this haiku series as abundantly as do the sights. Bravo!

    • Thank you! It has been a long Summer this year. But we have had some perks too – the mangoes!
      I hope you have some respite from the heat and humidity soon in Kyoto.

  2. Thanks for sharing the goings-on in Chennai. I liked how the sequence moved from the beginning of events to a timeless ending. My favorites were 2, 5,and 6.

    • Thank you, Gerald.
      Chennai has had a prolonged summer, though we have started some on-off rains. The snails are out.

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