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HAIKUsutradhar: 21st June 2024 John Pappas


A FRIDAY FEATURE


Host: Gauri Dixit Prompter for June: John Pappas

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 Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited journals, anthologies, your webpage, social media, etc.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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PROMPT 3 : Exploring the Center

21st June

Prompter for June: John Pappas

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In his poem “Anecdote of the Jar”, Wallace Stevens’ speaker places a jar on a hill in Tennessee. That simple act reconfigures the speaker’s (and reader’s) perception of the wilderness around the jar. The jar becomes the “center” and imposes a sort of order on the surrounding forest. Put the spotlight of your poetic talents on a person, thing, or experience central to your life. How does this person, thing, or experience transform you, others, or the world around it? How might you or your world be different without this central object, figure, or experience? Think about communicating the essential essence about your subject.    


 John Pappas


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Write on! Gauri


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Thank you, John. This month you have given us such interesting and thoughtful prompts.

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My pleasure! I’m happy you thought so!

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2.27.24


last call

the neon’s soft

click off


John Pappas, USA


Feedback welcome.

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Baisali
Baisali
Jun 27

#2, 27/6/24


cloud lake

the lightness

of floating leaves


~ Baisali Chatterjee Dutt

Kolkata, India


Feedback always welcome


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Such a beautiful image.

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the river flows polishing pebbles

the river flows


Kala Ramesh

#2

feedback welcome

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This is precious, Kala!! I love the repetition and the way it works - rounding up the ku as if holding it in its palm! Love it totally!! Thank you so much.

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Tim Dwyer
Tim Dwyer
Jun 27

#2


on the stone bridge

over the sea's channel

my hands in prayer


Tim Dwyer

Northern Ireland


feedback welcome

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