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HAIKUsutradhar : 28th April 2023

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 April: Neha R Krishna


Audio prompts


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https://www.trivenihaikai.in/post/celebration Poems selected for haikuKATHA - Issue 18 is up at CELEBRATION! Check it out! The issue goes LIVE on . . . yes! You got it right!! On 22nd April.

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founder/managing editor: Kala Ramesh

associate editors:

Ashish Narain

Firdaus Parvez Hemapriya Chellappan

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 these 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


One last audio prompt! for your muse! An interesting Egyptian music. It will be fun to travel the desert with this intriguing melody.


I love listening to music and hence I enjoyed exploring different music for the prompt. I hope you enjoyed all the musical pieces so far. Happy Haiku_ing!



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Dipankar Dasgupta
Dipankar Dasgupta
May 04, 2023

#3 (04.04.2023)


her phone call anklets jingling in drut teentaal OR

her phone call

ghungroos jingling in drut teentaal


(ghungroos in drut teentaal -- Kathak --- Classical Indian Dance))


(Feedback please)


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Lev Hart
Lev Hart
May 05, 2023
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We've started on the new prompt already. I'm not sure this post will get much attention.

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Sreenath
Sreenath
May 04, 2023

#3

5/5/23


bellydance

in the desert moonlight

applauding hookah smokers


~

Feedback Welcome

~


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Lev Hart
Lev Hart
May 05, 2023
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We've started on the new prompt already. I'm not sure this post will get much attention.

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John Pappas
John Pappas
May 04, 2023

#3


5.4.23


Revised again, thanks to Lev:


cloudshadow

creeping over the field

rumors of war


Revised, thanks to Daipayan:


rumors of war

creeping over the field

cloudshadow


Original version:


rumors of war

turning the field dark

creeping cloudshadow


Feedback welcome.

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John Pappas
John Pappas
May 04, 2023
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Yes, that feels right. Thanks, Lev.

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Vidya Shankar
Vidya Shankar
May 04, 2023

#1


two sides

of a coin…

mridangam


(feedback appreciated)


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John Pappas
John Pappas
May 04, 2023
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Are both heads of the mridangam pitched the same? I can’t tell listening online. Maybe something like:


creation/destruction

just two sides of a coin

mridangam

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Arvinder Kaur
Arvinder Kaur
May 04, 2023

#1


in

and

out

of

the

mogra

the

rhetoric

of

a

jungle

warbler


# Feedback welcome

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Arvinder Kaur
Arvinder Kaur
May 04, 2023
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