haikuKATHA: 26 November

Updated: Nov 27, 2021

haikuKATHA . monthly prompts


hosts: Madhuri Pillai, Shreya Narang & Vidya Venkatramani

month of november: Milan Rajkumar


poetry . a text prompt


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haikuKATHA - the 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 December our second 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 Post only your unpublished poems.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.


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The Prompt:


“This is something in me that took to writing poetry years ago, merely to amuse itself at first, but finally making it its lifelong business.”

‘The Records of a Travel- worn Satchel,’ from (The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches)

Matsuo Bashō

What started as a hobby for Basho, became a lifelong passion. He drew inspiration from nature, and from ordinary scenes in everyday life. What inspires you to write poetry, what is your poetic journey?



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