haikaiTALKS Q 23: a saturday gathering


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haikaiTALKS Q #24: a saturday gathering_under the banyan tree

host: Kala Ramesh

Hearty Congratulations, to Vandana Parashar!

Suraja has picked Vandana’s answer as the best reply to her Q! To follow last week’s Q, here’s the link:


Here is Vandana’s Q to all of you!

Dear Kala,

Kudos to you for hosting this gathering so beautifully and successfully.

My big thanks to Suraja for passing me the baton. I have always been more inclined to write senryu but Suraja’s brilliant question and gentle nudge made me dig deeper and look for the haiku I wrote when I was a beginner and was just trying to find my voice.

Thank you for taking me down the memory lane, Suraja.

My question is—

We all say time and again that writing haiku is healing, cathartic, meditative etc. What I want to know is do you feel or try to find a spiritual angle to it too?

Irrespective of of whether you are religious or not, do you feel spiritually awakened when you immerse yourself in the moment out of which your haiku is born?

It would be great if you can share any haiku you have written about spirituality or God.

I’m sharing one of mine which was published in Sonic Boom, Issue 13, August 2018.

bedtime prayers

—which time zone

does God live in

Looking forward to reading how you connect with God or your spiritual self.




Trivenians are given time until midnight of 6th APRIL (IST) to share your views and reviews!

Waiting to read your responses!

your host,



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