top of page

HAIKUsutradhar: 22nd 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 Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited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: IMMORTALIZE YOUR MESS Please give us a peek at your untidy home, complete with peeled walls. Highlight the roach that runs every now and then across the kitchen sink, or the sparrow that poops on your flower pot. Alternatively, you can feature the dust mound your maid leaves behind to answer the door bell. Realism goes a long way in haiku writing. Paring the verse to its ultimate simplicity is the key. Show us the beauty in the mess:


in the disheveled bed

a twinkling toe ring

– Kavita Ratna (Haiku Dialogue, 2023)


1,362 views321 comments


mackerel sky

tangled threads

on the loom

Aparna Pathak

Gurugram India


Dec 29, 2023


a haiku duo

Christmas break...

coming home with a head

full of lice

unannounced visitors

mother pushes the comb

under the mattress

someone who has stayed in a boarding/hostel, would relate to this. Would love a feedback!

Milan Rajkumar
Milan Rajkumar
Dec 31, 2023
Replying to



#1 feedback welcome

29th December 2023

bits of paper

lying on the ground...

from somewhere

a cassette tape

Amoolya Kamalnath



Dec 28, 2023


28th Dec

mingled aromas

washing 100th diaper

like it was your first

feedback welcome!


Pradnya Joshi
Pradnya Joshi
Dec 28, 2023


sun kissed morning

after long time waiting

rays of hope...

Feedback welcome.

Pradnya joshi


bottom of page