haikaiTALKS | Q #19

Updated: Feb 1

haikaiTALKS Q #19 | a saturday gathering _under the banyan tree host: Kala Ramesh *** Q #19***


haikaiTALKS Q #19: a saturday gathering_under the banyan tree

host: Kala Ramesh

Hearty Congratulations, Vandana!

Alan Summers has picked your answer as the best reply to his multi-layered Q!

To view Alan detailed selection choice - please click on this link: https://www.trivenihaikai.in/post/haikaitalks-q-18 Here is Vandana's Q:

Alan choosing my answer is a pleasant surprise and for that I’m thankful to him. It’s so great to have poets like him so actively involved in Triveni Haikai India. I hope more and more poets join us in this wonderfully enriching journey. Before I ask my question, I would like to quote Johannes’s editorial criteria for one-line haiku as mentioned in Under the Basho.

He says– “A one-line haiku is intended to be read as an unbroken line with no specified pause indicators. While they may often be able to be broken up into a classic three line form, they nevertheless allow for different readings depending on how the reader chooses to follow the poem's movement through its possible syntactical variations that would be lost if not retained in its one-line form. Others embody a singular headlong movement along the line through the images it contains bridging no pause or break to carry its effect.” I would like to ask the poets what is their criteria while writing a one-line haiku? How important do they feel a cut is in a one-line haiku? Do they give a subtle cut while writing it; and if not, how do they decide that it’s a one-line haiku and not a sentence?

I’m grateful to Alan and you for giving me this opportunity. Take care and stay safe. Warmly,



Beautiful Q, Vandana.

Trivenians are given time until the midnight of 9th February (IST) to share your views and reviews!

Waiting to read your responses!

your host, _ kala


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