A friend brings me two books about India from his mother’s house and two small brass candlesticks with a swastika at their base. He also brings a bottle of her homemade mango chutney. The talk revolves around the significance of the swastika in India, Japan and Germany. I have come full circle with the Indian meal I have cooked for my host family in Plattsburg.
a pale sun quivers through
a rabbit’s ears
Author’s note: The word swastika came from the Sanskrit meaning any lucky or auspicious object
An eye surgeon by profession, Angelee Deodhar is a haiku poet, translator and artist from India. Her haiku, haibun and haiga have been published internationally in various books, journals and on the internet. Reviews of Journeys 2015, an anthology of International Haibun edited by Angelee Deodhar, can be read here and here.