a few sad letters
read but never written back
Β hope is abandoned

a crisp envelop
caring words of love inside
the expectation

spring returns again
a few more empty scribbles
unlike the letters .

100 thoughts on “return

      1. Alice Keys

        Thanks for asking. I’m not sure that “settled down” is the right word exactly. But we have a stable roof over our heads scheduled till June 4th. This should give us enough time to find “settled down”.

        Good to hear from you.:-)

      2. Alice Keys

        dream of a lifetime!
        hunt the great white whale with your
        pen gripped in your hand

        I’m suddenly living in surfin’ USA here. πŸ˜‰

      3. Alice Keys

        or clothes too costly
        bikinis cost more than clothes
        for the Queen’s night out

        Bring binoculars for the… birds. That’s right… the birds. πŸ˜‰

      4. milan rajkumar Post author

        for the Queen’s night out
        no more perfumed silky gown
        back to the basic

        i would love to watch the red breasted robins ad the long legged flamingos …hahaha ! πŸ™‚

      5. Alice Keys

        back to the basic
        free as a bird wearing the
        skin we were born in

        No flamingos in California. I haven’t seen any robins either. Just long-legged girls and surfers in wetsuits.

      6. milan rajkumar Post author

        skin we were born in
        the best gift of mother earth
        slogan of nudists

        omg ! Alice ,no birds ,only long legged girls ??? poor me …what should i look at then…i am an avid bird watcher πŸ™‚

      7. Alice Keys

        slogan of nudists
        baked gold-brown in the sunshine
        brown is much better

        Brown pelicans. California gulls. Belted Kingfisher. Crows. Killdeer. Swallows. I’ll have to look for the more. I haven’t been out birding here yet. The flamingos are on the French Riviera and in Florida. πŸ™‚

      8. Alice Keys

        dance of ice melter
        clouds block the summer sunshine
        triggers new ice age

        I REALLY like your line “dance of ice melter”. It sounds like a book title. πŸ™‚

      9. milan rajkumar Post author

        triggers new ice age
        hug tight each other for warmth
        melters’ aftermath

        lets write a chain with this title ! it will be beautiful ,let the theme be an Antartic voyage or you just write what you feel ,game? πŸ™‚

  1. Reshma

    There is something very gratifying about words in ink on paper, unfortunately not many of us write letters anymore…I miss those days of pen-pals… Loved the idea of spring scribbling πŸ™‚

    1. milan rajkumar Post author

      thank you Reshma ! i too miss those teeny mags giving address of penpals ! our children will laugh out loud about it comparing with their facebook friends
      and by the way i want to give the impact of the value of our letters with scriibles without much thinking ! / πŸ™‚

  2. Shakti Ghosal

    Hi Milan,

    Great closing lines, and I quote,

    “spring returns again
    a few more empty scribbles
    unlike the letters .”

    What jumped out at me was the word ‘Unlike’ which differentiates between sadness and positivity & hope.


  3. Shakti Ghosal

    So could it be that what is lacking is (a) Undelivered communication or (b) Thwarted intention or (c) Unrealised expectation ? Could it be that your Haiku needs to focus on a or b or c?

    Loved it nonetheless Milan!



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