HAIKUsutradhar: 04 February 2022

Updated: Feb 10

HAIKUsutradhar . weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

hosts: Akila G. & Shreya Narang

month of february: Teji Sethi


Textual prompt


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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! CHECK THESE LINKS ... Tanka, kyoka and tanka-prose to be posted on TANKA TAKE HOME and Haibun to be posted on THE HAIBUN GALLERY It will help you tremendously if you learn to comment on 'triveni spotlight' 'open sky :: SAMVAAD' and 'thinkALONG' Such good poems are posted. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ The poems you post will also be considered for the 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 Post only your unpublished poems.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 the 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

** Apart from the prompt, any other haiku or senryu can be shared. **


Ruminating Rumi


Jalal ad Din Mohammad Rumi more popularly known as

Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, scholar and a Sufi

mystic. His influence transcends national borders and ethnic

divisions. His poems have been widely translated into many

of the world's languages and transposed into various formats.

Rumi always searched and found his symbols in nature. He

allegorically uses birds, orchards, rivers, fire, earthen bowl,

water droplets to reveal the deepest aspects of Divinity.

- Source: Wikipedia


Listen to the reed and the tale it tells,

How it sings of separation...


Have you been inspired by something that looks as humble as

a reed? Look around and find an object in nature that makes

you ruminate, meditate and pen down the profound thoughts

it gives birth to!

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