Photo Haiku – By Gabriel Rosenstock

Marina Beach - Pic by Mahesh Balasubramanian


Photos by Mahesh Balasubramanian



Jai Mahal
will it too vanish
like the last bird of evening




outside one’s door . . .
known as sitting meditation



we will be
as birds again
and fly



whispering reeds …
the fisherman
too preoccupied



rickshaw wallah
what to him the hammer
the sickle



lovely the feet of those
who pray at the feet
of Bahubali


About the Author

Gabriel Rosenstock is a bilingual poet (in Irish & English), haikuist, tankaist, playwright, novelist, short story writer, essayist, translator, writer for children and champion of ‘forlorn causes’ – the phrase is Hugh MacDiarmid’s. He is a Lineage Holder of Celtic Buddhism and a member of Aosdána (the Irish academy of arts and letters). Among his awards is the Tamgha-i-Khidmat medal (Pakistan) for services to literature. His latest titles are free volumes of ekphrastictanka, Every Night I Send You Flowers, and The Road to Corrymore, published by Cross-Cultural Communications, New York and EDOCR:

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About Mahesh Balasubramanian

Mahesh is an Independent Photographer from Chennai, India. His works are published in various international magazines like National Geographic Traveler US, BLUR, Digital Photo UK, Wanderlust UK, Dodho, etc. He has won many international awards like National Geography traveller Photo Contest, 1x, PX3, IPA, Siena Photo Awards, Monovision, Shoottheface etc. Adobe has also chosen one of his photo for Adobe Lightroom as a Splash Screen (startup screen). He is currently a part of Diversify Photo’s new Up Next, a list of photographers, selected from the more than 1,000 applicants.

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