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HAIKUsutradhar: 26th April 2024 openHALL



A FRIDAY FEATURE


Host: Gauri Dixit Prompter for April: Sankara Jayanth

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 Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited journals, anthologies, your webpage, social media, etc.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


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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PROMPT:

26th April


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Share your haiku for the openHALL. Not limited by a prompt, let your creativity shine. Capture moments, feelings, scenes or whatever catches your eye/mind.

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Looking forward to reading your haiku.

Write on! Gauri Essays

by Kala Ramesh


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#1 Revision: Thanks to @Lev Hart

03-05-24


a flower—

within it fragrance of

the universe


Padma Priya

India

*****


#2

02-05-24


a flower—

holding the fragrance of

universe


Padma Priya

India


Hyderabad

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Thanks Nalini.


When I was writing the ku, I was thinking of a flower being a universe in itself, while also gathering the whole universe into its fold - birth, death and the life inbetween - the fragrace of life in its totality. It could be a fragrant flower or just any flower drawing the fragrance of life into it. The second part is an inference ofcourse. So I wonder if I need to get specific or not. However your suggestion does make a point, so let me think about the same.

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#2

02/May/2024


warm bath

a baby giggles

at soap bubbles


Subir Ningthouja, India


Feedbacks are welcome.

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'soap bubbles' is a kigo for late spring.

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Ranu Jain
Ranu Jain
May 02

sunlight

slicing through the crystal

rainbows in my room


Ranu Jain

Australia

Feedback welcome.

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Ranu Jain
Ranu Jain
May 02
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done. thank you.

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#2


snow ...

daffodils look

a little more yellow

 

feedback welcome

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Srini
Srini
May 01

#2 [01 May 2024]


cracks

in the classroom floor...

wildflowers


--- Srini, India


Comments welcome

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Srini
Srini
May 02
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Thank you, ma'am, for your comment and your observations.


I had a dilapidated building in mind, but the outdoor school interpretation fits, too.


As for wildflowers, the word may refer to all children who cannot afford to study in 'better' schools, or to those who don't quite fit into a traditional school system and therefore rebel against it.

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