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HAIKUsutradhar : 21st October 2022

HAIKUsutradhar . weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

hosts: Akila G. & Shreya Narang

month of October: Kashiana Singh



OPEN HALL . Open 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. Earlier in the year Associate Editors, K. Ramesh and Shobhana Kumar also stepped down 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 a day ... 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 Post only your unpublished, original poems.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. _()_

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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 as well as contest winners that were published elsewhere as such, 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


He Ho. He Ho.

Yes! here we are with the OPEN HALL (open prompt) of HAIKUsutradhar for the month of October. An opportunity for all to let the wings of their creativity spread wide and fly in the sky of twinkling words. Write whatever comes to your mind, whatever your heart feels, whatever your eyes see, whatever sounds your ears are dancing to, spell your voice, and tell us what reflects your soul the most. We are waiting for your amazing poetry, holding our breath.


Give us your best shot.

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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
Oct 29, 2022

Dear Poets,

When you post two versions of the same poem and ask for feedback, please make sure to paste your final version on the top of the post. We can’t pick your poems if you keep both the versions as they are for the editors to choose. We’ll only pick the final version marked by you.

This is a unique platform where you can workshop and submit your poems, all at one place. Please help us make this process easier by abiding to the guidelines.


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kashiana.singh
kashiana.singh
Oct 28, 2022

#2

27th Oct


groaning trees

I stretch my hand

to a falling leaf


feedback❤️

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Reid Hepworth
Reid Hepworth
Oct 28, 2022
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What lovely imagery!

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Marcie Wessels
Marcie Wessels
Oct 27, 2022

#3


toy doctor kit

the girl sticks out her tongue

mid-war

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Reid Hepworth
Reid Hepworth
Oct 28, 2022
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Wow! Terrific!

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#3- 27/10/2022


Final version:

a valley cloaked in flowers... dotted mandala


Original:

a flower carpet

cloaks the valley...

dotted mandala


Or


a valley

cloaked in flowers...

dotted mandala


Feedback please:)!

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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
Oct 29, 2022
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Please paste your final version at the top to enable us to pick it for consideration for haikuKATHA.

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Vibha Malhotra
Vibha Malhotra
Oct 27, 2022

Post #3 | 27.10.2022


silent mornings...

how quietly the sparrows

f a d e d


(feedback welcome. Trying @Lev Hart's idea of lighter text)

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Sreenath
Sreenath
Nov 04, 2022
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Generally kus are in present tense, but I suppose there are always exceptions

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