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haikaiTALKS: a saturday gathering! ONE-LINE haiku

haikaiTALKS: ONE-LINE HAIKU - a saturday gathering_under the banyan tree


host: Kala Ramesh

29th April 2023


I have a new request and a suggestion to make.

From now on - you will take a one-line ku and read and internalise it. Then tell your readers how you understood it. For your own poems: Only two one-line ku per week, per prompt, per poet.

First post: When you post, you'll make your first post as a comment on anyone one-line, which is posted as an example.

You'll give your reason/s why you like it or why you don't like it. Whether you understand it or not. Second post: This will be your one-line ku.

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



Sample poems:

now in his every childhood snapshot the face of sudden death

Alice Wanderer

Bones journal for the short verse no. 25 April 2023




but the sit of sun behind her back


Elmedin Kadric

Bones journal for the short verse no. 24 October 2022



butterfly passing through particles of me

Beate Conrad

Bones journal for the short verse no. 24 October 2022


Have fun!

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Continue. Agree with Alan and Keith. I wonder if you could arrange a week about. Hence, one week you put one liners up, the second week 3 liners or duostitch and the third week, we bring one to the table with our commentary.

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I would tend to agree with Robert because, much has these past few weeks have been educational, for the time being I am out of good ideas. We could also try other experimental forms like zip haiku (John Carley), crystallines (Denis Garrison)…

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
May 05, 2023

Do you guys want this feature to continue or should we give it a 2-month break?

Please air your opinions. We'll go by the majority votes!

_()_

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Meera Rehm
Meera Rehm
May 06, 2023
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Great idea! Thanks Keith.

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chasing the note e(xc)lusive richness

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Alan Summers
Alan Summers
May 05, 2023
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now in his every childhood snapshot the face of sudden death


This is so poignant... Either this person died young, or suddenly. Or there's someone with this child in all his photos (mother? twin? another sibling?) who died young.

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Alan Summers
Alan Summers
May 04, 2023

#2 haiku


epstein playbook culture the glint of a camera goes on holiday


Alan Summers


Not an easy subject, but as we know, haiku grew up, in Japan, when haiku poets stood up and against their country entering WWII.


'The banality of evil' remains a puzzle. Institutions often revere and protect people within their organisations, whether police, military, political, movie culture, or large corporate institutions who do immense harm to others by practicing their version of recreational relief because they are deemed an industrious person giving much to the 'company' and 'country'.


adjective:

a person working energetically and devotedly; hardworking; diligent: an industrious person.

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Alan Summers
Alan Summers
May 05, 2023
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Thankfully the Indian Press did report it:

https://www.businessinsider.in/slideshows/miscellaneous/the-famous-connections-of-jeffrey-epstein-the-elite-wealth-manager-charged-with-sex-trafficking-young-girls/slidelist/70149182.cms#slideid=70149183


and


https://indianexpress.com/article/world/jeffrey-epstein-accused-of-trafficking-girls-as-young-as-11-in-suit-6219084/


Channel 4https://www.channel4.com › programmes › on-demand UK Channel 4:

As more than 70 Indian politicians face charges of crimes against women, a look at two recent rape cases that have sparked allegations of a cover-up.


and


https://indianexpress.com/article/india/latest-news/five-get-10-years-jail-term-in-sex-scandal-case/


It's a global problem where rape is seen as normal and a right supported not only by men but many women. I cannot get my head around women supporting rape as well.


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