Joe SebastianJoe Sebastian

Born 1964
Residing in Chennai,India

I am Joe Sebastian,56 years of age who recently chanced upon Haiku poetry and got totally hooked on to it. I work for the Government of India and am an officer of the Indian Revenue Service(IRS) and currently posted in Chennai, India, as Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, and have recently penned a collection of Haiku poetry titled Myriad Musings.


 

lawyer’s notice
her side of the bed
long unruffled

HAIKUNIVERSE-April 17th,2021

divorce…
how to divide
the puppy

COLD MOON JOURNAL,April 30th,2021

doorbell rings…
she looks long in the mirror
before answering

HAIKU DIALOGUE of THE HAIKU FOUNDATION on April 28th,2021)

belated wishes…
taking time to write
the right words

COLD MOON JOURNAL-May 6th,2021

movie date
her hand meets his
in spiced popcorn

HAIKU XPRESSIONS-JULY Issue,2021

curvy barmaid
asking her number
with a straight face

FAILED HAIKU-1st May Issue,2021

from the nostril
of the Buddha
a line of ants

FAILED HAIKU-1st May Issue,2021

taro leaf
mountain waltzes
in a droplet

PRESENCE-Issue #-70

end of Swiss holiday-
packing the scent
of myriad cheese and chocolate

ASAHI SHIMBUN-TO BE FEATURED ON 30th JULY,2021

newly married-
a new fullness
to the moon

ASAHI SHIMBUN-TO BE FEATURED ON OCT 15th,2021

whodunnit dream…
i wake up with a start
hearing the doorknob turn

WEDNESDAY HAIKU DIALOGUE of THE HAIKU -MAY 12th,2021)

bird poo on head
the Buddha still
still

THE SUNFLOWER COLLECTIVE-MAY, 2021 Issue

counting his days
on two and a half octaves
of the bansuri *

(*bansuri-a single hollow shaft bamboo flute played in Indian music)
THE SUNFLOWER COLLECTIVE-MAY, 2021 Issue

on the distant notes
of a bamboo flute...
descends dusk

THE SUNFLOWER COLLECTIVE-MAY, 2021 Issue

on a clothesline...
a hen pigeon
missing her surname

THE SUNFLOWER COLLECTIVE-MAY, 2021 Issue

Covid infected
a faint curve of twilight
fading from my porch

THE BAMBOO HUT-SUMMER 2021 Issue

Zoom meeting…
chic coat and tie,
boxers below

THE BAMBOO HUT-SUMMER 2021 Issue

first long trip…
fresh jasmine garland
on dashboard deity

THE BAMBOO HUT-SUMMER 2021 Issue

Covid blues
waved off by tiny hands
in school bus window

(first publication)

garage
greasy grope marks
on calendar girls

(first publication)

office elevator
her pallu
caught in the closing door

(first publication)

national anthem
i just mumble
beyond the first stanza

(first publication)

watermelon juice sweeter between fingers

(first publication)