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HAIKUsutradhar : 14th October 2022

HAIKUsutradhar . weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

hosts: Akila G. & Shreya Narang

month of October: Kashiana Singh



Word prompt


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haikuKATHA - the monthly journal from Triveni Haikai India!

founder/managing editor: Kala Ramesh

associate editors:

Ashish Narain

Firdaus Parvez

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. Earlier in the year Associate Editors, K. Ramesh and Shobhana Kumar also stepped down 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 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 a day ... 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 Post only your unpublished, original poems.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. _()_

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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 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


The challenge is simple

Use the word - illuminated

That is, it – take your observation and imagination wherever you wish to. Use this word in your haiku.

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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
Oct 23, 2022

#3


Revision:


just as I still this monkey-mind mosquito whine


Original:


luminous thought

just beyond my grasp. . .

mosquito whine


feedback welcome


---Billie

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Oct 20, 2022

every loss reveals what I’m made of -

barren tree


every loss reveals what I’m today a rolling stone


?? 1 or 2? Or both don't work :))


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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Oct 25, 2022
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#1 stand out for me, the comparison is striking!

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Baisali
Baisali
Oct 20, 2022

Poem #3

20/10/22


looking glass...

the lake twinkles back

at the night sky


Feedback always welcome

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Milan Rajkumar
Milan Rajkumar
Oct 20, 2022

#3


Edited version:


illuminated lake

by the harvest moon ...

the boatman's song


( Thanks Lev for pointing out the 'implied')


Old version:


a thousand moons

on the illuminated lake ...

the boatman's song


Feedbacks welcome


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Milan Rajkumar
Milan Rajkumar
Oct 22, 2022
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Thank you Baisali! ❤️👍

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on the edge

of the gutter

illuminated manuscript

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Oct 20, 2022
Replying to

Could you please number your posts? Only 3 per week are allowed. So it's better if you number your posts, right?

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