HAIKUsutradhar: 19th November

Updated: Jan 16

haikuKATHA . monthly prompts

hosts: Madhuri Pillai, Shreya Narang & Vidya Venkatramani

month of november: Milan Rajkumar

climate change . a text prompt


haikuKATHA - a monthly journal from Triveni Haikai India!Editors: Ashish Narain, Madhuri Pillai, K. Ramesh & Kala Ramesh

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 Post only your unpublished poems.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:

“Eyes are found in light; ears in auricular air; feet on land; fins in water; wings in air; and each creature where it was meant to be, with a mutual fitness. Every zone has its own Fauna. There is adjustment between the animal and its food, its parasite, its enemy. Balance are kept. It is not allowed to diminish in numbers, nor to exceed. The like adjustments exists for man.”

Selected Essays, Lecture and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Climate change is the defining issue of our times, it is a global issue. With excessive land clearance, habitat degradation, fishing and animal farming, humans have altered the temperature of the earth, resulting in forest fires, cyclones, floods and rising sea level.

Imagine a world where all the earthly inhabitants live in harmony with each other and with the surrounding nature.

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