Rangoli Haiku

curious centipede

on a chalk rangoli road

100 rainbow feet


I was drawing with chalk, inspired by some rangoli* designs I had seen, when I wrote this haiku. Can you spot the teensy, crawling critter in the picture? 🙂


*What is rangoli???

According to Gowri Savoor, an artist of South Indian heritage, “Rangoli is an ancient ephemeral artform practiced throughout India. Designs are drawn onto the ground, usually in chalk or colored powder and embellished with sand, rice, candles or flower petals.”


Leave a Reply