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HAIKUsutradhar : 14th April 2023

HAIKUsutradhar . weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

Lev Hart becomes the MENTOR for HAIKUsutradhar from 21 November 2022. Thank you.


hosts: Akila G. & Shreya Narang

month of April: Neha R Krishna


Audio prompts


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https://www.trivenihaikai.in/post/celebration Poems selected for haikuKATHA - Issue 18 is up at CELEBRATION! Check it out! The issue goes LIVE on . . . yes! You got it right!! On 22nd April.

¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ haikuKATHA - the monthly journal from Triveni Haikai India!

founder/managing editor: Kala Ramesh

associate editors:

Ashish Narain

Firdaus Parvez Hemapriya Chellappan

Priti Aisola Reid Hepworth Sanjuktaa Asopa

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.

................................................................................................................................. Associate Editors, Madhuri Pillai and Akila G. are stepping down for personal reasons. We wish them the very best. Associate Editors, K. Ramesh and Shobhana Kumar stepped down earlier in the year for personal reasons. A huge thank you to all four beautiful poets. Associate Editors, Reid Hepworth (from Oct 2022), Sanjuktaa Asopa (from 15 October 2022) and Hemapriya Chellappan (from Dec 2022) will be joining us. A huge welcome to all these three lovely poets. _()_ ................................................................................................................................. For some more exciting news! CHECK THESE FORUMS ... 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 each month. Due to a sudden increase in activity, here are some quick guidelines, for HAIKUsutradhar:

1. From September 2022 onwards only 3 haiku (numbered 1, 2 & 3) per week/per prompt are to be posted on HAIKUsutradhar. 2. Please do not post two poems in one day /24 hours ... just one and in total only 3 poems per week from Friday to Friday.

2. For each poem you share, please comment on ONE other poem which isn't yours!

3. Post only your unpublished, original poems.

4. If poets have NOT ASKED for FEEDBACK, please don't give. ....................................................................................................................................

Post your best haiku and let's have each issue with your best work.

Poems previously published on your webpage or social media will be accepted.

Poems previously published in peer-reviewed or edited journals or anthologies and contest winners that were published elsewhere 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


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow has stated, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Let us explore this language through Haiku. The second prompt for the month of April is this iconic Indian Classical Piece. I hope this music will tap into our subconscious. Happy Haiku_ing...!






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one by one we release each balloon to the sun


#1 final choice, a monoku

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Barrie Levine
Barrie Levine
Apr 20, 2023

No. 2 – April 20, 2023


first recital

a little girl at the end of the row

keeps dancing


*feedback sought

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Barrie Levine
Barrie Levine
Apr 21, 2023
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Good suggestion, thank you!

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Dipankar Dasgupta
Dipankar Dasgupta
Apr 20, 2023

#3 – (20 .04.2023)


Second Version - (21.04.2023) (Thanks to @Lev Hart)


heatwave unheeded recital of

miyan ki malhar


First Version - (20.04.2023)

heatwave unheeded recital of

miyan ki malhar


(Raga Miyan ki Malhar is a Hindustani classical raga. It is believed to have been composed by Miyan Tansen in the sixteenth century. Legend has it that, properly performed, it induces rainfall.)

(Feedback please)

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Dipankar Dasgupta
Dipankar Dasgupta
Apr 21, 2023
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Thank you Lev.

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Pradnya Joshi
Pradnya Joshi
Apr 20, 2023

#1

musical spring

kids blowing dandi lines

in the air


Appreciate feedback.


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Pradnya Joshi
Pradnya Joshi
Apr 21, 2023
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Thank you so much Vandna .

My thoughts are as below.

As we blow dandelion with some good wish .I believe that as kind of prayer and hence prayer can be musical.

This was my natural feeling when I was walking with my daughter last week and it's spring time.


Thanks again.


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#3 cowslip…

the trumpeters sound off

in all directions

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