HAIKUsutradhar: 10 december

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

HAIKUsutradhar . weekly prompts

hosts: Akila G. & Shreya Narang

month of december: Vinay Leo R.

text prompt . five elements


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


Haibun to be posted on THE HAIBUN GALLERY

These poems 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 Post only your unpublished poems.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.


The Prompt:

Earth, fire, water, air, space. These have fascinated me since a long time. It kind of reminds me of a journey in life too. We begin from earth, as we grow, our dreams and goals burn like fire, but do we make castles in air because of it? As we mature, there's sometimes stillness like water, or even like the rush of the river as it nears its goal, the ocean. Finally, we join the stars in space. Interpret each element literally or by the elements of the elements, like sparks or twinkles or soil. Let's see where we go from here.

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