HAIKUsutradhar: 22 October

Updated: Jan 16

haikuKATHA . monthly prompts


hosts: Madhuri Pillai, Shreya Narang & Vidya Venkatramani

month of october: Subir Ningthouja


living in a fish bowl . a picture prompt


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 Post only your unpublished poems.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.


6. IMPORTANT: if any member provides a 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 non-edited 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.




"We’re just two lost souls

Swimming in a fish bowl,

Year after year,

Running over the same old ground.

What have we found?”

Thus sang Pink Floyd. Let us add our own...


You can take the whole song or any word as a prompt: people swimming passing of time fish bowl to discover something. Go for it!

573 views63 comments