HAIKUsutradhar: 03 December

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

HAIKUsutradhar . weekly prompts

hosts: Akila G. & Shreya Narang

month of december: Vinay Leo R.

text prompt . beginning


haikuKATHA - the monthly journal from Triveni Haikai India! founder/managing editor: Kala Ramesh associate editors: Ashish Narain Firdaus Parvez Madhuri Pillai K. Ramesh Shalini Pattabiraman Shobhana Kumar

Haiku, senryu and haiga/shahai (photo haiku) posted here on this thread will be picked up for Triveni Haikai India's monthly journal - haikuKATHA And, for some more exciting news! Tanka, kyoka and tanka-prose to be posted on TANKA TAKE HOME and Haibun to be posted on THE HAIBUN GALLERY These poems will also be considered for haikuKATHA Monthly Journal from December 2021 onwards! Due to to the sudden increase in the activity, here are some quick guidelines, for all the three groups:

1. TWO poems per day.

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

3. Post only your unpublished poems.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.

4. 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:

As with every journey, let's begin at the beginning. What do you think? How would you interpret this? A baby's first cry, which could also be interpreted as the beginning of parenthood for two lucky people? The blossoming of a bud? The first note of a musical composition? The first light of the sun at dawn? Maybe even the first syllable of a haiku?

I hope your December begins with a poetic flourish. — Vinay Leo R.

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