Mumbai Haiku

At a one-off Haiku event, I attempted a few of my own. The rules I could remember to follow were:

  • A reference to a season/time of the year
  • Two distinct images (no similes)
  • Three lines (I let the syllable count drop though)
  • A full sentence and a sentence fragment

Given that I live in modern-day Mumbai and not picturesque, old-world Japan, my imagery is rather umm….gristly. Be kind.



Cold cream pitches;
The morning train
blows our trumpet


Carrot flower;
The sweating bridegroom
goes crunch

Cracked soles;
Hot coffee runs
out from below

Hands outstretched
to own the world;
Celluloid king

Evening shower;
The Elephant God
goes home

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2 thoughts on “Mumbai Haiku

  1. carpedieum January 21, 2014 at 20:36 Reply

    Vivid-I like esp “the morning train blowing our trumpet!


    • IdeaSmith January 29, 2014 at 23:07 Reply

      @carpedieum: 🙂 Thank you, I tried.


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