On Animals and Insects

Wolf howling in the forest

like children
living in the NOW of—
futuristic world

in a cat’s world
it’s only—
the present

the wolves
howl their way into—
an ecosystem

buzzing bees
in world’s microcosm—

an ear to
the sounds of nature—
human misery


Haikus by Shalini Keswani.

Shalini has been an educator for over two decades. Her favourite genre in teaching is poetry. She loves to go deep into the natural world, writes mainly haikus and micro poems on nature.