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HAIKUsutradhar : 2nd December 2022

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 December: Sankara Jayanth



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haikuKATHA - the monthly journal from Triveni Haikai India!

founder/managing editor: Kala Ramesh

associate editors:

Ashish Narain

Firdaus Parvez

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 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 Post only your unpublished, original poems.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


Birds antics


Captured this amusing moment while I was out trying to photograph some birds near the edge of a lake near my home. If you observe birds for some time, you can't help but smile at some of their antics. For this week's prompt, go out and observe what birds in your neighborhood are up to. Take inspiration from the scenes you come upon and write a haiku. Looking forward to seeing some wonderful haiku. I'm especially hoping that there are some light-hearted haiku, after all, hai in haiku means lightness and playfulness. Do not overdo the playful part, lest the haiku become purely a comic verse. A useful tip here is to specify the bird species in the haiku, if you can, to create a concrete picture in the reader's mind.




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Mallika Chari
Mallika Chari
11 בדצמ׳ 2022

rain stopped

the tree tops fill with

cawing crows

לייק

Bipasha Majumder (De)
Bipasha Majumder (De)
10 בדצמ׳ 2022

Ku 2 #10.12.22


on thin ice . . .

a robin's trill i hear

from afar


Feedback is always welcome.


לייק
בתשובה לפוסט של

Bipasha, I am not able to see the connection between the two parts. Is there any special reason for the 'thin ice' in the 1st line?

לייק

Kavitha Sreeraj
Kavitha Sreeraj
09 בדצמ׳ 2022

#3


sea pier . . .

a cormorant dries its wings

before the next dive


לייק

wanda amos
wanda amos
09 בדצמ׳ 2022

#3 9/12/22


a huddle

of wet gulahs

cuddling

לייק

Disha Upadhyay
Disha Upadhyay
08 בדצמ׳ 2022

#2 8.12.2022


clouding over the massacred protest these vultures


(I do not have any experience in writing monoku, so please advise)

לייק
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