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HAIKUsutradhar: 1st September 2023 Rupa Anand

Updated: Sep 1, 2023

HAIKUsutradhar. weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

1st September

Host: Kala Ramesh

Group Mentor: Lev Hart Prompter for August: Rupa Anand

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 Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited journals, anthologies, your webpage, social media, etc.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. With haiga, post details re: the source of the visual image.

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 Hemapriya Chellappan Priti Aisola Sanjuktaa Asopa Shalini Pattabiraman Suraja Menon Roychowdhury Vandana Parashar Vidya Shankar

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PROMPT: 1st Week:

Very often we may find ourselves in front of a blank page or stuck in a poem-in-progress. Writing prompts can offer a spark that ignites our creative thinking and leads to new writing. Prompts offer guidance, fresh ideas, and direction for poets.


Dear friends, let the juices flow and hit the buttons on your phone /computer or simply let that pencil take to paper.

1. Street signs: Take note of the words on signs and street names you pass while driving, walking, or riding the bus/metro/train to work or anywhere. Write a poem starting with any one word you notice.



Sketch from FREEPIK Waiting to read your poems.

Rupa Anand

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joanna ashwell
joanna ashwell
Sep 07, 2023

Thanks to Eavonka


#2

8/9/23


squirrel crossing

the unexpected

tenderness of Spain


# 1

7/9/23


squirrel crossing

the unexpected

Spanish tenderness


Feedback welcome


(this really surprised me when I saw this sign on a recent visit to Spain, making way for squirrels...)

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joanna ashwell
joanna ashwell
Sep 08, 2023
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Thank you Eavonka, I'll try this.


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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
Sep 07, 2023

#2


edit: with thanks to Lev


beach sunset

the road ends sign

bent slightly back


original:


beach sunset

the road ends sign

slightly bent backward


feedback please.

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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
Sep 07, 2023
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Thank you for your help, Lev💖

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Srini
Srini
Sep 07, 2023

#2 [07.09.2023]


no parking

two buffaloes

on duty


*Feedback welcome*

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joanna ashwell
joanna ashwell
Sep 08, 2023
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I love the simplicity of this.

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#1

Government Street

make-shift cross surrounded

by teddy bears


1st post here - would love feedback!

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lev hart
lev hart
Sep 07, 2023
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11 "likes" so far. It looks like you've made a strong first impression.

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wanda amos
wanda amos
Sep 06, 2023

#2


the battle

between mankind and nature

moving sand



feedback welcome

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wanda amos
wanda amos
Sep 07, 2023
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Yes I agree @marilyn ashbaugh .... I most often write haiku to illustrate my photography, so would not class it as haiga. maybe photo haiku is a better term. Thanks for taking the time to comment 💚

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