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haikaiTALKS Q25: a saturday gathering!

Updated: Apr 13, 2022


*** Q #25 ***


haikaiTALKS Q #25: a saturday gathering_under the banyan tree

host: Kala Ramesh

Hearty Congratulations, to Lakshmi Iyer

Vandana has picked Lakshmi’s answer as the best reply to her Q!

Listen to what Vandana has to say:

Dear Kala,

My heartfelt thanks to you and Suraja for giving me this opportunity to explore how the poets feel a connection between spirituality and haiku writing.

I thank all the poets who shared their views and haiku on this topic. Each and every comment was a realisation in itself. I’m bowled over by the beauty of the haiku shared.

The answer which resonated with me the most was Lakshmi’s. Her explanation is beautiful and her haiku are absolutely gorgeous. I marvel at her spontaneity in writing so many wonderful haiku as if she has conjured them by magic.

So with a heart still warm from reading her haiku, I pass over the baton to Lakshmi Iyer.

Have a blessed week ahead.



To read the whole discussion that happened for Q 24, here is the link:

Now for Lakshmi’s Q #25

Well, our batch was fortunate to have K Ramesh in the Gurukulam session. In the very first class, he posted a beautiful film of Basho, which was motivating for most of us. It was a voyage - a travelogue - a journey. We were asked to post haiku of what we learnt from the film.

My question is:

Has travel inspired you to write any haiku/ haibun/ tanka?

What inspires you the most? The place, the people, the nature, the flora / fauna, the history, the architecture. It can be national/ international. It can be your hometown/ your city.

Please share your thoughts in 17 syllables or a short haibun or with a tanka. Just try to add the essence of the place you wish to visit or that you have visited. But, before that, please watch the movie. The link is provided below. The film will definitely leave you with memories.

Check out The Voyage of Bashô from Sacco Film Postproduction Zurich on Vimeo.

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Sharing my haiku from the Pune City Tour.

Pune Darshan ...

the guide's eyes counting

our heads

rows of banyan trees ...

deep rooted history

of Shivaji Rao Peshwa

Japanese garden ...

four vultures watching us

watch them

grey dusk ...

my mind reminiscing

the struggle for freedom


Trivenians are given time until midnight of 20th APRIL (IST) to share your views and reviews!

Waiting to read your responses!

your host,


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