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HAIKUsutradhar : 21st April 2023

HAIKUsutradhar . weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

Lev Hart becomes the MENTOR for HAIKUsutradhar from 21 November 2022. Thank you.


hosts: Akila G. & Shreya Narang

month of April: Neha R Krishna

Textual prompt


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haikuKATHA - the monthly journal from Triveni Haikai India!

founder/managing editor: Kala Ramesh

associate editors:

Ashish Narain

Firdaus Parvez

Priti Aisola Reid Hepworth Sanjuktaa Asopa

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.

................................................................................................................................. Associate Editors, Madhuri Pillai and Akila G. are stepping down for personal reasons. We wish them the very best. Associate Editors, K. Ramesh and Shobhana Kumar stepped down earlier in the year for personal reasons. A huge thank you to all four beautiful poets. Associate Editors, Reid Hepworth (from Oct 2022), Sanjuktaa Asopa (from 15 October 2022) and Hemapriya Chellappan (from Dec 2022) will be joining us. A huge welcome to all three lovely poets. _()_ ................................................................................................................................. For some more exciting news! CHECK THESE FORUMS ... 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 each month. Due to a sudden increase in activity, here are some quick guidelines, for HAIKUsutradhar:

1. From September 2022 onwards only 3 haiku (numbered 1, 2 & 3) per week/per prompt are to be posted on HAIKUsutradhar. 2. Please do not post two poems in one day /24 hours ... just one and in total only 3 poems per week from Friday to Friday.

2. For each poem you share, please comment on ONE other poem which isn't yours!

3. Post only your unpublished, original poems.

4. If poets have NOT ASKED for FEEDBACK, please don't give. ....................................................................................................................................

Post your best haiku and let's have each issue with your best work.

Poems previously published on your webpage or social media will be accepted.

Poems previously published in peer-reviewed or edited journals or anthologies and contest winners that were published elsewhere 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


openHALL Welcome back! to this space where we create our own prompt, own verse!


Today is a friday! and we have taken a small detour and offering you openHALL to open up your muse. This month we brought you some beautiful music pieces to stir your thoughts and we felt perhaps, you all need some more time and space to absorb them! So do visit the last two week's audio prompts or just let your hair down to a music of your own!


We will bring you a scintillating piece of music next week, the last friday of this month of April!

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Baisali
Baisali
27 de abr. de 2023

#3

27/4/23


along with the petrichor

laughter wafts in...

finally the rains


Feedback always welcome


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Baisali
Baisali
29 de abr. de 2023
Respondendo a

Hi @Marcie. I'm glad you liked this.


Thank you for sharing your feedback. The reason I wrote this the way I have is because I feel the petrichor comes first and then the rains.


We'd been having a terrible heatwave and this is something that actually happened a few days ago when the heavens finally burst and sent us some much needed rainy relief 😊

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Quamrul Hassan
Quamrul Hassan
27 de abr. de 2023

#2 newlyweds how her face lights up talking about him

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
27 de abr. de 2023
Respondendo a

Nicely worded.

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Nandita Jain Mahajan
Nandita Jain Mahajan
27 de abr. de 2023

dangling monstera stems

the bulbul

becomes Tarzan today

A fun haiku - My backyard is not exactly a rainforest but this bulbul made full use of the recently cut monstera and philodendron. It was such a joy to watch the little bird this morning.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
27 de abr. de 2023
Respondendo a

Fresh and original, Nandita.

Lovely to see you here! Keep sharing your poems!

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John Pappas
John Pappas
26 de abr. de 2023

#3


4.26.23


Revised per Lev’s suggestion:


after the squall

the willow drenched

in birdsong

The original:


after the squall

the willows drenched

in birdsong


Feedback welcome.

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Dipankar Dasgupta
Dipankar Dasgupta
27 de abr. de 2023
Respondendo a

Yes, I see it now. "willow" is definitely more specific. Great suggestion.

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Vani Sathyanarayan
Vani Sathyanarayan
26 de abr. de 2023

#1 adding rhythm

to the community drum jam -

summer rain


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