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HAIKUsutradhar : 07 July 2022

Updated: Jul 8, 2022

HAIKUsutradhar. weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

hosts: Akila G. & Shreya Narang

month of July: Terri French


Textual Prompt


haikuKATHA - the monthly journal from Triveni Haikai India!

founder/managing editor: Kala Ramesh

associate editors:

Akila G. Ashish Narain

Firdaus Parvez

Madhuri Pillai

Priti Aisola

Shalini Pattabiraman

Suraja Menon Roychowdhury Vandana Parashar


Haiku, senryu and haiga/shahai (photo haiku) posted here on this thread will be picked up for Triveni Haikai India's monthly journal - haikuKATHA. At the moment we are not looking at found poetry. ..................................................................................................... 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! With the sudden increase in the activity, here are some quick guidelines, for this forum:

1. ONLY ONE POEM PER DAY / 24 hours!

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 Post only your unpublished poems.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 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, the poet must 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


Childhood is nostalgia and memories, especially games that we play. We all try to pass those games to our children in some way or the other, sometimes just as a conversation. Perfect material for a haibun, I would say and challenging to capture all of those in a crisp haiku or explore the depth of one in a haiku. But then that is what all this is about!


With this, we bring you the second prompt from Terri.

Write a haiku that references a childhood game.

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For easy reference, in case you need: Adding all July prompt threads here: https://www.trivenihaikai.in/post/haikusutradhar-01-july-2022

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strategic move

tipping the scrabble board

granny must not loose

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samir satam
samir satam
Jul 19, 2022

g. i. joe toys ...

a cop kicks

my anti-war' placard


samir satam


(critique is welcome)

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Alan Summers
Alan Summers
Jul 19, 2022
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Great haiku!


I'd put in uppercase and you don't need the inverted comma after war:


G.I. Joe toys ...

a cop kicks

my anti-war placard


or


G.I. Joe toy ...

a cop kicks

my anti-war placard

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samir satam
samir satam
Jul 19, 2022

spinning top ...

recurring meeting

in my calendar


samir satam


(critique is welcome)

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I like that nothing I would change.


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Barbara  Kaufmann
Barbara Kaufmann
Jul 18, 2022

Such a fun prompt! Thank you Terri, for this opportunity to saunter down memory lane!


chutes and ladders--

the ups and downs

of being five

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sangita kalarickal
sangita kalarickal
Jul 15, 2022

all those kisses

ending the letter

tic tac toe


feedback appreciated!

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Barbara  Kaufmann
Barbara Kaufmann
Jul 18, 2022
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Love this!

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