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HAIKUsutradhar: 27th October 2023 Anju Kishore

HAIKUsutradhar. weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

27th October


Host: Kala Ramesh

Group Mentor: Lev Hart Prompter for August: Anju Kishore

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


A Quick Note: Starting with our October issue (issue 24), haikuKATHA will only consider haiga and tanka-art submissions that showcase your original artwork or photos. No more using stuff from free sites or AI-generated images, because we want you to boost your creativity!


But don't worry, we're all about collaboration. Because we know not everyone can draw or take great pictures. If you team up with an artist or photographer and we accept your work for publication, both of you will get credit for the masterpiece you've created. Make sure it’s their original work as well and they are not restricted by other publications to share them.


Just remember, it's on you to get permission from the artist/photographer before posting their stuff. We won't be responsible for any copyright issues. So, please keep these changes in mind. Have fun!


Important: Since we're swamped with submissions, and our editors are only human, mistakes can happen. Please, please, remember to put your name, followed by your country, below each poem, even after revisions. It helps our editors; they won't have to type it in, saving them from potential typos. Thanks a ton!

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 Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited journals, anthologies, your webpage, social media, etc.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. With haiga, post details re: the source of the visual image.

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:


Week 4 openHALL Welcome back! to this space, where we create our own prompt, our own verse!


Today is the third Friday of this month! and we offer openHALL to open up your muse. In the last three weeks, we have brought you some beautiful flowers. And for now, you are also welcome to freewheel as that is what openHALL is all about! Either way, do pour in! Have fun! Give us your best cut! Waiting to read your poems.

Anju Kishore.


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mona bedi
mona bedi
Nov 02, 2023

Haiga

2nd November


holding on

to my half of the moon

long distance love


Feedback appreciated:)

Mona Bedi

India


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Muskaan Ahuja
Muskaan Ahuja
Nov 01, 2023

#1


closing the door

once again

the scent of halwa


Muskaan Ahuja, India

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Muskaan Ahuja
Muskaan Ahuja
Nov 08, 2023
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It’s the coming and going out of the room. Hence, “once again”

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Keith Evetts
Keith Evetts
Nov 01, 2023

#1 1 November feedback always welcome


pretty snowflakes

how hair so quickly

turns to white


Keith Evetts Thames Ditton UK

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Keith Evetts
Keith Evetts
Nov 04, 2023
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Keiko, thanks for the thought. I thought it over, but am not keen on 'sparkling.' The first draft was 'pretty little snowflakes.' I think I'll stick to the plain word 'pretty.' There are like precedents...

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Lori Kiefer
Lori Kiefer
Nov 01, 2023

#2


1st Nov. 2023


Lori Kiefer, UK

revised


moons of jupiter

the hanging basket

full of lychees


Lori Kiefer, UK


Jupiter’s moons

the fruit dish filled

with lychees


feedback appreciated

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Alfred Booth
Alfred Booth
Nov 02, 2023
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Hi, Lori,


I prefer the original version because of the Jupiter/fruit alliteration. It also flows better when I speak it aloud.

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Radhamani Sarma
Radhamani Sarma
Nov 01, 2023

#3


winter

her coat and stand

worn out position

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lindalee004
lindalee004
Nov 03, 2023
Replying to

I read your explanation and still find I’m not sure what you are trying to convey….

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