summer rain...
sprinkling water on
the sizzling griddle
             any unjust out 
             reflecting pool

flooded fields 
without umbrella 
rice planting
             the day's dust
             butterfly stroke 
             ad astra

A  k  a  s  h  a    G  a  n  g  a
beyond luminous glow
             dried seaweed
             the happiness 
             of accidents




This poem was previously published in Raining Rengay



Vipanjeet Kaur

Vipanjeet Kaur is a poet and haikuist from India. Her poems have been published internationally in various journals and anthologies (both print and online) including SpillWords Press, Fevers of the Mind Poetry and Art Group. Her haiku have been published in various international online journals like Haiku Dialogue of The Haiku Foundation, The Poetry Pea Podcast and Journal, Under the Basho, Cold Moon Journal, Scarlet Dragonfly Journal and many more. Surreal Morning, her debut poetry book, has been published by Evincepub Publishing, India.

Jerome Berglund

Jerome Berglund, nominated last year for the Touchstone awards and Pushcart Prize, has many haiku, haibun and haiga exhibited and forthcoming online and in print, most recently in the Asahi Shimbun, Bottle Rockets, Frogpond, and Modern Haiku. His first full-length collection of poetry Bathtub Poems was just released by Setu Press. Jerome recommends the National Lawyers Guild.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Monday, November 20, 2023 - 21:25