HAIKUsutradhar: 05 November

Updated: Jan 16

haikuKATHA . monthly prompts

hosts: Madhuri Pillai, Shreya Narang & Vidya Venkatramani

month of november: Milan Rajkumar

loneliness . a text prompt

¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ haikuKATHA - a monthly journal from Triveni Haikai India!

Poems posted here will be picked up for Triveni Haikai India's monthly journal - haikuKATHA. On 22 November the first issue goes live! Join in the fun of sharing and see your poems getting published in our own journal! Due to the sudden increase in the activity, here are some quick guidelines:

1. TWO poems per day.

2. For each poem you share, please comment on ONE other poem which isn't yours!

3. Haibun - word limit: 300 words (a title is required when you post.)

4. Post only your unpublished poems.

Poems previously published on your personal webpage or social media will be accepted.

Poems previously published in peer-reviewed or edited journals or anthologies as well as contest winners that were published elsewhere as such, will not be accepted.

5. IMPORTANT: if any member provides feedback on the poem in the comment section, it is the poet's duty to decide on the final version and post it on top of the original version. Or else the original unedited version on your thread will be picked up by us.

On your comment thread you need to post your revised final version (if you have one!)

edited version Your final version of the poem goes first, so it will be easy for our team to consider that for haikuKATHA journal. **

original version Your first version of the poem remains - under your final version. The way it is shown here.


The Prompt:

“He began to pace again, and suddenly Nick realized he was lonely. The thought stopped him dead again. He was lonely, and completely alone. It was a disturbing realization, especially for a man who had travelled much of his life’s journey as a loner ...” — Excerpt from ‘Hungry as the Sea’, by Wilbur Smith Everyone feels lonely from time to time, for some it is a temporary feeling but for others it is not. One can be alone and not feel lonely, yet have a sense of loneliness in a crowd. Have you ever felt lonely, let’s hear about it.

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