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HAIKUsutradhar: 24th May 2024 C.X. Turner and openHALL!

Updated: May 25


A FRIDAY FEATURE


Host: Gauri Dixit Prompter for May: C.X. Turner Being the last week - the fun is doubled! It's openHALL too!

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 Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited journals, anthologies, your webpage, social media, etc.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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Our Prompter: C.X. Turner Being the last week - the fun is doubled!                                                It's openHALL too!


This month we focus on bringing colour into our haiku. From the soothing blue of a calm sea to the fiery red of a flame, colours breathe life into poetry. The use of colour in haiku can create a focal point, and enhance the visual imagery. Your reader can also react emotionally to the use of colour in haiku. Think about the colours we have around us in our homes, on the walls, the clothes we choose to wear, the colours we are drawn to, those we like and dislike. Different colours can represent different meanings and emotions, such as love, passion, anger, energy, optimism, happiness, growth, balance, trust, peace, spirituality, wisdom etcbut colour symbolism is always subjective. It can vary according to biological, cultural and personal factors. Contemplate what the different colours means to you, and how this relates to various associated emotions. Each week we will focus on a new set of colours to inspire and this doesn’t have to directly feature in your haiku, simply let it be a source of inspiration.



Image credit: SymbolismGuide.com

 

Further reading:

 

An article on What Is Color in Poetry by Dorothea Lasky| Poetry Magazine www.poetryfoundation.org

 

A chapter of “blue” haiku and senryu in Building Sandcastles, C.X. Turner and James Welsh (2023)

 

More examples in a presentation on The Use of Colour in Haiku, Patricia McGuire, www.poetrypea.com

 

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PROMPT 4 : white

24th May

Being the last week - the fun is doubled!                                                        

 It's openHALL too!

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Most light that we interact with is in the form of white light and yet the colour white can be rife with turmoil. It can represent purity, innocence and cleanliness, but it can also symbolise pain and loss. White is a symbolically important colour amongst most religions. White objects fully reflect and scatter all the visible wavelengths of light. Think about what the colour white means to you and let it inspire your haiku.

 

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plum blossoms shine 

whitest in moonlight,

widow’s eulogy

 

Christopher Seep, Haiku Dialogue 22.06.2022 


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building a bridge

between snow-covered mountains

white egrets

 

Matsuo Basho, translator Jane Reichhold


Thanks,

C.X. Turner


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Looking forward to a riot of colours.

Write on! Gauri


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Baisali
Baisali
5월 30일

#2, 30/5/24

~ Baisali Chatterjee Dutt

Kolkata, India


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joanna ashwell
joanna ashwell
5월 30일

#2


ballerina

lost in a sky

of pond skaters


Joanna Ashwell

UK


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Surya Nes
Surya Nes
5월 30일

#2, 30-MAY, openHALL


2nd version:


connection

in the subway our eyes meet

in silence


Surya Nes, Indonesia


1st version:

connection

in the subway our eyes

meet in silence


Surya Nes, Indonesia


Feedback appreciated

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Surya Nes
Surya Nes
5월 31일
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Thank you Padma 😊

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Ruchita Madhok
Ruchita Madhok
5월 30일

#1, Open Hall

yellow alert

still the mangoes ripen

on the neighbour's tree


Ruchita Madhok, India


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Shawn Blair
Shawn Blair
5월 30일
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Beautiful!

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Priti Aisola
Priti Aisola
5월 30일

#1 off-prompt


chipped seashells

gathering fragments

of a dream


Priti Aisola

India


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답글 상대:

This is so beautiful, Priti!! Such a delicate and powerful image. Very poetic too. I loved the first line totally 'chipped seashells' - wonderful expression to go with what you said in the next two lines.

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