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HAIKUsutradhar: 29th September 2023 Rupa Anand

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

HAIKUsutradhar. weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

29th September

Host: Kala Ramesh

Group Mentor: Lev Hart Prompter for August: Rupa Anand

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 Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited journals, anthologies, your webpage, social media, etc.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

5th Week:


Time: This week, write a poem that ruminates on the presence of time in your life. How does your perception of time change from season to season?


Everything happens in the present moment. When a particular incident happened in our life it happened in the present only. If you recall yesterday’s class today - it is but a memory but when the class happened it was the present. And the future when it will happen will also be in the present. Nothing happens as the ‘future’. All that we experience and everything that happens - is in the present moment.

Write a poem that captures the Present.



Also, a bonus openHALL!! Since this week is the last week of the month!

Waiting to read your poems.

Rupa Anand

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Keith Evetts
Keith Evetts
Oct 05, 2023

#2 October 5 Comments welcome


revised after exchange with Eavonka:


our final parting

your cheeks wet as mine

in autumn rain


was:


autumn parting

your cheeks wet as mine

with rain


Keith Evetts

UK

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Eavonka Ettinger
Eavonka Ettinger
Oct 10, 2023
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I think it's much better now, Keith. I'm afraid I missed this notification so apologies for the delay.

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Barrie Levine
Barrie Levine
Oct 05, 2023

No. 2 – Oct 5, 2023


in the corner

of a city café

her eat-alone table


Barrie Levine, USA

feedback welcome

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Baisali
Baisali
Oct 06, 2023
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I feel this...I really do

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Baisali
Baisali
Oct 04, 2023

#2

4/10/23


another trip

around the sun...

just a cupcake


Feedback always welcome

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wanda amos
wanda amos
Oct 04, 2023

#2

Edit: thanks to @Eavonka


lost in time

searching ancient land

we join the dinosaurs


Original

lost in time

searching ancient land---

we join the dinosaurs



wanda amos (haiku + image)

Australia


feedback welcome

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Eavonka Ettinger
Eavonka Ettinger
Oct 04, 2023
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I think this is fabulous, Wanda!


Small tweak: I'd remove the ellipsis since I feel L2 goes with L3.

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Aparna Pathak
Aparna Pathak
Oct 04, 2023

labour room

the pregnant pause

of the nurse

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Eavonka Ettinger
Eavonka Ettinger
Oct 04, 2023
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Wonderful wordplay, Aparna.

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