Carpe Diem #1270 Desert Traveller (Haiku based on music by Karunesh)

sun within


As part of Carpe-Diem Challenge this month, we were given a track by Karunesh.

Karunesh is a German-born new age ambient musician. His music has strong Indian, Middle-Eastern, African, Australian, Native  American influences.

Loved listening to the music. Heard it again and again to feel every chord. It felt so Indian,  it was easy to relate to every beat. A big thanks to Chèvrefeuille for bringing Karunesh’s music here.

The track is from Karunesh’ latest album “Sun Within” (2016) and this is what he says about this album:

[…] “Everybody is different and everybody is unique – yet we are all connected. We are connected through the same source, the source of existence. We can get in touch with our inner self through stillness and meditation, dance and celebration. Just be yourself and let your inner light – the Sun Within – shine and lead you on your way.” […] (Source:

To listen to it, you can click on the link Karunesh  

Based on the track, I wrote the below 4 Haikus. 


Bells… soft melody-
One by One, gently chime, PEACE∼
Tired! Every dune crossed…

Pilgrim lone, in search-
Loud, louder, the bells are near∼
Rapid, a  heart beats…

Carved in giant rock,
Face of pure bliss. Restless I-
Stunned, Still, Silent, TRANCE…

Shout, scream, sing, madness…
Dance in abandonment,
Frenzy, ECSTASY.

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13 responses to “Carpe Diem #1270 Desert Traveller (Haiku based on music by Karunesh)”

      1. milan rajkumar Avatar

        Welcome as always !

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  1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    A lovely response to the music Smitha, you capture the peace and the joy within it.


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      This comment was in spam queue just as you said. The music had a beat which creates a sense of peace, energy and joy…that’s what I felt and I am just so glad you sensed the same in the poem. Thank you so much Andrea for commenting.


      1. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

        Thank Smitha, I thought it was strange you hadn’t replied! I’ll have to keep an eye on it in case it’s happening to all my comments.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          I am glad you asked me to check the spam queue. I just did not want to bother you and told myself you were busy when I did not get your comments. Now I know where to check first before letting go. Thank you for not letting go when you did not see my reply. I am grateful becoz I missed your comments.

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  2. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    A lovely response to the music Smitha – you capture the sense of peace and joy within it.


  3. Bhavana Avatar

    Music is so soothing. Loved it

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Yes I felt the same😊


  4. Kurian Avatar

    I am yet to get to the grips with Haiku and all.
    But good reading indeed

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Kurian. Did you listen to the music and then read it? It’s a beautiful way to begin the day.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Kurian Avatar

        Oh okay, thank you Smitha. I will do it now

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