Rutwik Deshpande – “Haiku”

Performed by Rutwik Deshpande

“This is a haiku. You might expect it to end even before it starts. But wait, it won’t allow you to tell its story. It won’t allow you to twist any facts.”

Don’t miss this wonderful poem from Rutwik Deshpande, a Semi-Finalist from the 2020 Button Poetry video contest.

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