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HAIKUsutradhar : 23rd December 2022

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 December: Sankara Jayanth



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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 Post only your unpublished, original poems.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


A Walk On the Beach


Now, a walk on the beach in this day would sadly bring forth images of plastic pollution, how dirty we maintain our city's shorelines and what not. I'm sure some people feel strong melancholy about the things we are doing to nature. Run with it, write a senryu. There is immense potential for great haiku as well. Imagine what is outside this image, or maybe what happened before the image, or maybe after. Depth comes relatively easily in writing, I think, when the sea is one of the images in the juxtaposition. But is there scope for some playfulness in the happenings around you on your visit to the beach? Have you never been to the beach until your late 20s like me, so you carry with you a child like wonder when you see a shiny thing wash ashore, as if it is all some baffling magic? A crow nearby too goes for it. But you shoo it away and snatch the treasure... only to find out it is a bottle of burgundy nail polish?! But I thought this moment was leading up to a light-hearted haiku! Such is life.




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Baisali
Baisali
Dec 31, 2022

#3

31/12/22


baby steps

scurrying oceanward

Olive Ridley hatchlings


Feedback always welcome 🙏🏽


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Disha Upadhyay
Disha Upadhyay
Dec 31, 2022

#3. 31.12.2022


squinting...

at the horizon a ship

fade-out


(Feedback welcome)

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wanda amos
wanda amos
Dec 31, 2022

#3



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wanda amos
wanda amos
Dec 31, 2022
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Thank you Lev for your your elegant and interesting critique of this and other haiku this month - I have learnt so much!

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mona bedi
mona bedi
Dec 30, 2022

Post #3 bobbing waves a pair of dolphins jump into the sunset Feedback appreciated:)

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Baisali
Baisali
Dec 31, 2022
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I can see it unfold in my mind’s eye — what a beautiful sight 💕

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Kavitha Sreeraj
Kavitha Sreeraj
Dec 30, 2022

search for our footprints . . .

a child cries over

the incomplete sand castle


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Kavitha Sreeraj
Kavitha Sreeraj
Dec 30, 2022
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Thank you so much. Means a lot coming from you!

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