Conversation 60: THE DAILY HAIKU INTERVIEWS: Rajeshwari Srinivasan

Hi I’m Rajeshwari Srinivasan from India and I am a retired banker. I realised my inclination to poetry through my office house journal contributions.

I took Voluntary retirement at 42 yrs of age after putting 20 yrs of service. Married with a daughter I pursued my hobby post retirement and published a poetry book Voice Of my Heart, by Cyberwit Publications and also a Hindi poetry book ‘ Ek Prayas’ ( meaning An Attempt) by  Infologihq publications . I was introduced to haiku writing by Kala Ramesh ( A pioneer of Haiku poetry in India) from In Haiku group and Triveni Haiku group in the year 2014.  I was very much attracted to this form of poetry being the shortest and almost like a puzzle to solve based on prompts .

 

I Love it till today! I have some of my haiku published in journals like UTB (Under the Basho), Wales haiku Journal, Poetry pea podcast , Failed haiku , Prune juice etc. I became  member of Daily Haiku with your invitation and am enjoying here . The main reason is freedom of expression in any form , encouragement from co -members and the beautiful and regular  prompts. I mostly do not use pictures ,only words to express.

My two haiku as below:
gentle stream
a sparrow rearranging
the pebbles
sapphire
I wonder at the blueness
of sea in a stone
My Thanks to Amanda and all friends out there with great hopes to enjoy the creative journey further.
Regards
Rajeshwari Srinivasan
India

14 Comments on “Conversation 60: THE DAILY HAIKU INTERVIEWS: Rajeshwari Srinivasan”

  1. Wonderful haiku!

    gentle stream
    a sparrow rearranging
    the pebbles

    Rajeshwari Srinivasan

    sapphire
    I wonder at the blueness
    of sea in a stone

    Rajeshwari Srinivasan

    Love both of them but as I love sparrows (they live in our roof) it’s the first one:

    gentle stream
    a sparrow rearranging
    the pebbles

    Rajeshwari Srinivasan

    It’s the kind of poem I’d take for my Autumn special Natural History Haiku issue of Blo͞o Outlier Journal. 🙂
    So I hope you keep writing these gems!

    warm regards,
    Alan

  2. Lovely to meet you Rajeshwari. Your wealth of experience and love of Haiku shines through and your writing has a beautiful simplicity which I am learning from and I’m so grateful that you share it with our group.

  3. Great haiku, Rajeshwari. You’ve always shown a keen eye. I often wondered how non English writing, thinking lends itself to haiku. You show it does it with ease. Tom

  4. Sincere Thanks Alan Summers, Helene Guojah and Tom fox , great feeling for your responses 👍🙏, Regards

  5. Hello Rajeshwari, I love your haiku. It is the perfect number of words and syllables to convey a wonderful image. Thank you for sharing. I’ll look forward to reading more of your poems.

  6. Lovely haiku, Rajeshwari and thank you for telling us something about yourself. I love that you use so few words in your haiku writing. You always make sure that every word counts. ❤👩‍🦰🧡🦊💛

  7. Dear Rajeshwaei,
    I’m enjoying your haiku very much. Great images in the smallest amount of words – quite a skill! Thank you for sharing them.
    💗☘️🌷☀️

  8. Rajeshwari Srinivasan, each time I read you it inspires me. It makes me travel and reflect. Namaste.

  9. Your haiku are beautiful, thoughtful and stay with me long after I read them. Thank you so much for sharing your story here too Rajeshwari. I look forward to reading your work and seek it out.

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