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HAIKUsutradhar: 17th May 2024 C.X. Turner


A FRIDAY FEATURE


Host: Gauri Dixit Prompter for May: C.X. Turner

OUR MISSION

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.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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 Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited journals, anthologies, your webpage, social media, etc.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


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Let's CELEBRATE!!! Poems from haikuKATHA in Touchstone Awards 2024!

Shortlist - TOUCHSTONE AWARDS 2024


spring cleaning

we sweep a war

under the rug


     — Marilyn Ashbaugh, haikuKATHA, Issue 16, Feb 2023



Longlist - TOUCHSTONE AWARDS 2024


idle schoolgirl

a drizzle plucking

p u dd l e s


     —Anju KishorehaikuKATHA, Issue 21, July 2023

 


betel leaf vine —

a farmer chews the tip

of her folksong


     —Daipayan Nair, haikuKATHA, Issue 22, August 2023



spring cleaning

we sweep a war

under the rug


     — Marilyn Ashbaugh, haikuKATHA, Issue 16, Feb 2023


You guys rock!


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Our poets in RED MOON ANTHOLOGY 2024:


       1) Susan Burch, vegetables, Issue 19 (haibun)

       2) Lorraine Haig, Tasmania . . . Issue 17 (haibun)

       3) Lakshmi Iyer,  autumn's . . . Issue 18 (haiku)

       4) Linda Papanicoloau, stamp . . . Issue 16 (haiku)

       5) Padma Rajeswari, ancestral . . . Issue 24  (haiku)


Hearty congratulations to all our poets.


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This month we focus on bringing colour into our haiku. From the soothing blue of a calm sea to the fiery red of a flame, colours breathe life into poetry. The use of colour in haiku can create a focal point, and enhance the visual imagery. Your reader can also react emotionally to the use of colour in haiku. Think about the colours we have around us in our homes, on the walls, the clothes we choose to wear, the colours we are drawn to, those we like and dislike. Different colours can represent different meanings and emotions, such as love, passion, anger, energy, optimism, happiness, growth, balance, trust, peace, spirituality, wisdom etcbut colour symbolism is always subjective. It can vary according to biological, cultural and personal factors. Contemplate what the different colours means to you, and how this relates to various associated emotions. Each week we will focus on a new set of colours to inspire and this doesn’t have to directly feature in your haiku, simply let it be a source of inspiration.



Image credit: SymbolismGuide.com

 

Further reading:

 

An article on What Is Color in Poetry by Dorothea Lasky| Poetry Magazine www.poetryfoundation.org

 

A chapter of “blue” haiku and senryu in Building Sandcastles, C.X. Turner and James Welsh (2023)

 

More examples in a presentation on The Use of Colour in Haiku, Patricia McGuire, www.poetrypea.com

 

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PROMPT 3 : red and orange

17th May


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Red is an emotionally intense colour that demands attention like no other on the spectrum. It is the colour of extremes, of action, passion and anger. It is an eye-catching colour, a bold colour, the colour of black cherry, red tulips, and autumn leaves. Orange is also a vibrant colour that falls between red and yellow on the colour spectrum, commonly associated with energy, enthusiasm and excitement. Think about what the colours red and/or orange mean to you and let it inspire your haiku.

 

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widowed again red spider lily

 

Bryan Rickert, Haiku Dialogue, 22.6.2022

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silent treatment —

slicing carrots 

with the carving knife


Roberta Beary, Haiku Dialogue 3.6.2020

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Looking forward to a riot of colours.

Write on! Gauri


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Muskaan Ahuja
Muskaan Ahuja
5 days ago

#1

traffic signal –

raindrops turn red

on the car window


Muskaan Ahuja

Chandigarh, India

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Ranu Jain
Ranu Jain
2 days ago
Contestando a

oh lovely!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
6 days ago

Edited:

Thanks, Sumitra:


mango blossom

photo of grandma hugging

a younger tree


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mango blossom

photo of a young grandma

hugging the tree


Kala Ramesh


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mango blossom

a BW pic of grandma

hugging the tree

#2 feedback welcome!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
4 days ago
Contestando a

Sumitra,


I think you nailed it!

Thank you.

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#2 (feedback appreciated)


Christmas Cactus

her final bloom

          late again

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Contestando a

Thanks so much Milan and Kalyani! ♥️

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Sumitra  Kumar
Sumitra Kumar
6 days ago

#2 22/5/24


Revision 1: Thank you, Jan!


shopping street

a saffron-robed child monk

walks past …


Sumitra Kumar

India

Welcome


22/5/24


I realise it’s a sentence ku. Does it work? Please advise. Or should delete the ‘a’ in L3.


a saffron-robed 

child monk walking past 

a shopping street 


Sumitra Kumar

India

Feedback welcome.

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Sumitra  Kumar
Sumitra Kumar
6 days ago
Contestando a

Thanks Jan! Taking your suggestion.🙏

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the fragrance

of a red red rose—

black butterfly


Linda Papanicolaou, US

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Love the smell and colour visual Linda! ♥️

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