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haikuKATHA - Issue 13



haikuKATHA unfolding the story within a monthly journal from Triveni Haikai India

Issue 13 22 November 2022 founder and managing editor: Kala Ramesh associate editors: Ashish Narain

Firdaus Parvez Priti Aisola

Reid Hepworth

Sanjuktaa Asopa Shalini Pattabiraman Suraja Menon Roychowdhury Vandana Parashar consulting editor: Shloka Shankar proofreader: Sushama Kapur web editor: Ravi Kiran ISSUE 13 Please post your feedback about the poems and the overall experience on this thread. Hearty congratulations to all the poets featured in our Thirteenth ISSUE! Here's wishing haikuKATHA goes from strength to strength each month! ISSUE 13 is now LIVE!!



Associate Editors, Madhuri Pillai and Akila G. are stepping down for personal reasons. We wish them the very best. Earlier in the year Associate Editors, K. Ramesh and Shobhana Kumar also stepped down for personal reasons. A huge thank you to all four beautiful poets. Hemapriya Chellappan (from Dec 2022) will be joining us. Reid Hepworth and Sanjuktaa Asopa joined two months back. A huge welcome to all three lovely poets. _()_

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Disha Upadhyay
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Congratulations to everyone who worked to put this together, and to all the poets whose work featured in the issue. Really happy to have my work included in the journal!


I love the cover, and the variety of poems. Reading all these poems was nostalgic, reliving the moments from the first time I read them on the platform. Xenia's ku, 'autumn moon my first sixty years of wandering' still surprises me. Martin's work, 'champagne flute' made me smile again. The commentary by Ashish was really insightful, and reading Lev's 'dust devil' ku after it, just brought out too many emotions.

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Disha Upadhyay
Disha Upadhyay
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Thank you, Kala ma'am! Your words are always encouraging. I am always on trivenihaikai whenever I am free, and I am learning a lot from the mentors.

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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
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ghost town wildflowers calling it home Bryan Rickert


I love this poem because I identify with the place as I live in an American ghost town. Groceries and prescriptions must be purchased elsewhere. Vape stores and tattoo parlors are nowhere to be seen. Why would anyone live here? The haiku implicitly answers the question with one word: wildflowers. And for me, that suffices.


Congratulations to the Editorial Team and the poets who made haikuKATHA 13 a huge success!

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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
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Kala,

My pleasure ❤️

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Xenia Tran
Xenia Tran
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Congratulations to all the poets and many thanks to the editorial team to put this wonderful edition together. There are so many poems to love and read again and Milind Mulick's cover art has so much depth, light and 'ma', offering us a quiet space for meditation and reflection. Thank you so much for including my poems too _()_

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Xenia Tran
Xenia Tran
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Thank you Kala, there are many poems I enjoy and will read again and Rupa Anand's haibun 'Awakening' stood out for me, because it resonated so deeply. She articulates so beautifully and in simple language what it feels like to be in this sacred space where names of 'forgotten' faces appear and other people or items temporarily lost in our waking memories are found again. It is almost as if the swinging patra toran swept them back into awareness.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
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Congratulations!! haikuKATHA!! another brilliant issue. And happy to have my poems here. I always love to read the cover art commentary by Alaka. The editor's choice is perfect and the intense commentary by Ashish is too good. Thanks to all the team members, it is impossible to bring out an issue at the perfect stroke of time, every month... Hats off!!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
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It would be lovely if our poets here could pick up any poem that you enjoyed and give us the reasons why you liked it?

Please do.

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