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HAIKUsutradhar: 13th May 2022

HAIKUsutradhar. weekly prompts


hosts: Akila G. & Shreya Narang

month of may : Marion Clarke

Picture Prompt. The Sound of Somewhere


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

Shobhana Kumar

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! 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 Post only your unpublished poems.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 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.


The Prompt

Sounds and voices can be a good source of inspiration for haiku. You might like to visit a familiar location and stop to listen—this could be as close to your kitchen or garden, or as far as the nearest town. Tune in to this environment and see if you can hear something that you haven’t noticed before—perhaps a dripping tap, or hum of a fan, the voices of two neighbours chatting in your street, a stray cat meowing at midnight or a barking dog at midday, raised voices on a building site, children laughing in the local park or school playground, footsteps behind you in an alley, birds singing at dawn or cawing crows returning to roost at dusk. Take the reader to this place through a particular noise or sound.

midnight cycle

the gurgle and swish

of insomnia Marion Clarke

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May 26, 2022

ceiling fan


the leaves too still

Feedback always welcome


Iffah  Peerzada
Iffah Peerzada
May 21, 2022

Hello! I am Iffah Peerzada and I have recently joined this community. This is my second attempt at haiku, so all feedback is appreciated!

Silver windchimes Waltz with the wind. Painting the silence With twinkling notes

Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
May 25, 2022
Replying to

Hi Iffah,

Welcome to Triveni. As Marion told, your attempt isn’t a haiku but a four line free-verse.

Please refer The Haiku Foundation Website and I tried copying the links but somehow they aren’t being copied. There is excellent resource material available and I think Kala has shared the link to her essays too in response to your previous poem.

All the best. Looking forward to reading your haiku.


railway arch

between each cough the soft glow

of a cigarette

Replying to

Thank you Marion. Like most of us, I like to trim where possibl! Sometimes! 😁


May 19, 2022

microwave popcorn butter explodes in my veins

Feedback always welcome 🙂

mona bedi
mona bedi
May 22, 2022
Replying to

Thanks 😊


Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
May 18, 2022

Revised, thanks to Robert


fireflies buzz around

the power box



fireflies buzz around

in clusters

Feedback appreciated :)

Reid Hepworth
Reid Hepworth
May 20, 2022
Replying to

Nice revision!

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