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haikaiTALKS: a saturday gathering! 1, 2, and 4-line haiku

haikaiTALKS: ONE, TWO and FOUR-LINE HAIKU - a saturday gathering_under the banyan tree


host: Kala Ramesh

5th August 2023

This week shall we try one, two and four-line haiku? As a look back on the last two months!


For your own poems: Only TWO ku per week, per prompt, per poet. Theme: HISTORY Bring any character from history or herstory into your poem!

First post: You'll search and find a one, two or four-line haiku, you like.

You'll give your reason/s why you like it. It need not be connected to the theme given this week! Second post: This will be your first ku based on the theme or otherwise.


Third post: This will be your second ku on the theme or otherwise.

Please give your feedback on others' commentary and poems too. _()_

Have fun! Keep writing and commenting!

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Bonnie J Scherer
Bonnie J Scherer
Aug 10, 2023

Aug 10 #3 Feedback welcome 🙂


𝘓𝘢𝘺 𝘋𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘈𝘳𝘮𝘴

the dynamite-fused novel

prized

for its message of peace


Bertha von Suttner was a pioneering peace activist born in 1843 who was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905 for her anti-war novel “Lay Down Your Arms”. She is credited with having inspired Alfred Nobel, the Swedish magnate who made his fortune by inventing dynamite, to fund the foundation awarding the prize.


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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
Aug 09, 2023

#3 9/8/23 feedback welcome


Dallas motorcade

a chapel veil wet with tears

(1964 US President assassination. JFK was the first Catholic to be elected President )


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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
Aug 10, 2023
Replying to

Eavonka, thank you!

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Bonnie J Scherer
Bonnie J Scherer
Aug 09, 2023

Aug 9 #2 Feedback welcome 🙂 Revised L1 to include Joan of Arc’s name following Marilyn’s feedback.


Joan of Arc’s stake

in the Hundred Years’ War …

bridges burning

while church bells rang


(Joan of Arc: patron saint of France, patron saint in the Catholic Church))

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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
Aug 11, 2023
Replying to

Bonnie,

L3 and 4 are excellent. I suggest including Joan of Arc's name in the ku to make it more accessible.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Aug 09, 2023

Post 2


Dandi March a pinch of salt springs the awakening


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_March

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Aug 09, 2023

Post 1, sorry not related to history.


clay on the wheel I confess my faith

- Peggy Willis Lyles

https://thepoetryplace.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/haiku-by-peggy-willis-lyles/


Beautiful lines, isn't it? Every word measured and placed perfectly on the wheel of haiku. The striking lines 'I confess my faith' is what pulled me. How about you all?

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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
Aug 09, 2023
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Love it! The faith of creation!

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