Thursday, 22 January 2015

Rainbird Call...

Rainbird is a colloquial name given to birds that are sing before the rains.

Babiha, or Chaatrik, or Papeeha are some of the local names for these birds. Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji has many mentions of this bird's craving and singing to quench its' thirst, to imagine the pain of being separated from the Almighty.

Image Source

misty eyes
drowning in thirst
-rainbird call

Prompt by and Shared with -
Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #16, Shiki's "lost in the mist"


  1. You expressed the pain of the bird beautifully

  2. What a striking bird! I hadn't seen one before, so thanks for the details about 'singing to quench its thirst'. Your haiku captures its poignancy really well.

    1. Thanks, Sue... I am glad you like my take on Rainbird's pain...


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