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HAIKUsutradhar: 12th January 2024 Marilyn Ashbaugh


Host: Kala Ramesh Prompter for January: Marilyn Ashbaugh


1. To provide a new poetry workshop each Friday, along with a prompt.

2. To select haiku, senryu, and haiga each month for the journal, haikuKATHA. Each issue will select poems that were posted in this forum from the 3rd of the previous month to the 2nd of the current month.


1. Post a maximum of two verses per week, from Friday to Friday, numbered 1 & 2. Post only one haiku in a day, in 24 hours.

2. Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited

journals, anthologies, your webpage, social media, etc.

3. Only post original verses.

4. For each poem you post, comment on one other person’s poem.

5. Give feedback only to those poets who have requested it.

6. Do not post a variety of drafts, along with a request for readers to choose which they like most. Only one poem is to appear in each original post.

7. Post each revision, if you have any, above the original. The top version will be your submission to haikuKATHA. Do not delete the original post.

8. Do not submit found poetry or split sequences.

9. Do not post photos, except for haiga.

10. haikuKATHA will only consider haiga that showcase original artwork or photos.

Post details re: the source of the visual image. If you team up with an artist or photographer, make sure that it’s their original work and that they are not restricted

by other publications to share it. We won't be responsible for any copyright issues.

11. Put your name, followed by your country, below each poem, even after revisions.

Poems that do not follow the guidelines may be deleted.

Founder/Managing Editor of haikuKATHA Monthly Journal: Kala Ramesh

Associate Editors: Ashish Narain Firdaus Parvez Priti Aisola Sanjuktaa Asopa Shalini Pattabiraman Suraja Menon Roychowdhury Vandana Parashar Vidya Shankar

PROMPT: January 2024

This month we will explore the elements of earth, wind, and water and how they weave through our haiku. 

Week 2:

Wind. Wind can be mild or strong, change the weather or a person’s mood, Wind can bring pleasant or unpleasant sounds toour attention. Please share your haiku inspired by the wind.

the leaf blower

busy blowing away

Sunday morning

Simon Chard

A Fence Without Wire

wind in the road lifting robin’s wing

Joseph Gustafson

For further study:

In Kala's book, beyond the horizon beyond, the haiku section is divided by elements: space, wind, fire, water and earth. The preface is a good resource for a deeper dive into the elements as they relate to the five senses.


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the wind

rearranging the way

I wear my hair

Bonnie J Scherer, USA

Feedback welcome 🙂


lev hart
lev hart
17 Oca

Second post:

shimmering heat

the pig farm wafts through

our window

Lev Hart, Canada

Feedback welcome.

Şu kişiye cevap veriliyor:


This struck home as my county used to boast it had more pigs than people. . .and preferred it that way!



yachts’ spinnakers

the harbor drenched

in color

Lorraine Haig, Australia

Feedback welcome



stiff harbor wind the poignancy of clanging

buoy bells

---Billie Dee, USA

feedback welcome




waves and waves

of rippling prairie

Suraja Menon Roychowdhury


Feedback welcome

Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
17 Oca
Şu kişiye cevap veriliyor:

Dear Suraja, i feel that L1 is not doing your haiku justice, because L2 & L3 is already looking like an ocean. I see that Lev has already given some very good feedback.

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