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HAIKUsutradhar : 15 July 2022

HAIKUsutradhar. weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

hosts: Akila G. & Shreya Narang month of July: Terri French


Textual Prompt


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

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! With the sudden increase in the activity, here are some quick guidelines, for this forum:

1. ONLY ONE POEM PER DAY / 24 hours!

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 Post only your unpublished poems.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.


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The Prompt


Reading is an important element of our writing that includes reading blurbs or preface when we are browsing through a bookstore or a library - bound books stacked one beside the other. Imagine reading the text on the spine of the books - Who Moved My Cheese Around the World in Eighty Days When Love Came Calling. Quite a line in itself!



With this, we bring you the third prompt from Terri.

Write a book spine haiku / senryu and as an example, Terri has shared one given below. You need not post a picture but may share the titles that you used to carve out your verse. Hope you have fun experimenting this!




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samir satam
samir satam
Jul 25, 2022

the sea the sea

under something of a cloud ...

latitudes of longing


samir satam


Book Spine:

  1. The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch

  2. Under Something of a Cloud by Dom Moraes

  3. Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup

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lunatic wind

south carolina ghosts

doing the charleston


Lunatic Wind by William Price Fox

South Carolina Ghosts by Mary Roberts

Doing the Charleston by Frank B. Gilbreath

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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
Jul 22, 2022

the beehive cluster

in grandfather's garden —

the closet


Book Spine:


The Beehive cluster, by Rosemary Pavey

In grandfather's garden, by Ruskin Bond

The closet, by Danielle Bobker


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Jul 22, 2022

Which do you prefer?


till we have faces

night

&the city


Or:


till we have faces

tender

is the night


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"Till We Have Faces" by C.S. Lewis

"Night And The City" Gerald Kersh

"Tender Is The Night" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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I like the second one!

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the book of longings

a farewell to arms


The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway


Any suggestions?

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