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HAIKUsutradhar: 29th December 2023 Daipayan Nair


Host: Lev Hart Prompter for December: Daipayan Nair


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.


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 Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited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

PROMPT: openHALL This week each of us creates our own prompt! I look forward to reading your work.

This week is the openHALL where I invite everyone to share haiku/senryu on any theme of their choice. Make us think, make us learn, make us share in your joy as well as your pain. 

Warmest regards,

Daipayan Nair


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# 2

it waxes

and yet it wanes

wandering moon

barbara olmtak

The Netherlands

January 7th, 2023

feedback welcome 🙏🌹




5th January

farewell party

a gaggle of geese

argues endlessly

feedback please

Replying to

Beautiful 🌹

I was wondering if 'without end' instead of endlessly would give it an extra touch ? Just a humble suggestion to take or toss🙏 Blessed sunday.



new year -

my resolutions mount up to

autumn leaves

Nalini Shetty


feedback welcome


K. Ramesh
K. Ramesh
Jan 04


morning calm ...

the robin returns

to the bike's mirror

K Ramesh

Chennai, India

Replying to

What a fresh and unusual image!



winter komorebi

a white cat peeking

through the bush

Keiko Izawa, Japan

Replying to

Thank you, Kashiana🍀

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