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HAIKUsutradhar : 31st March 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 March: Srinivas Sambangi



Textual prompt


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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


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


Today is a bonus friday! and we had four prompts this month. If you have missed any, do consider reading the prompts posted in the earlier weeks and write. If you have missed any prompt since January, consider reading them and writing. All you need to do is dig up a bit! Else just freewheel and spin a verse on any memory, thought, idea or dream of your choice!! We are always ready to read, revel, comment and critique and that makes our community a beautiful place!

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haiku 3 feedback welcome

bluebells

raising the dead

leaf litter

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Thank you Linda in a week or two there will be a blue scented carpet. I am not sure what the word play is. The leaves and stems hold some of the dead leaves above the ground.

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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
Apr 06, 2023

#2


spring gust—

the street vendor chases

a miso soup bowl

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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
Apr 07, 2023
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Lev,

Thanks a lot for letting me know☺️

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kashiana.singh
kashiana.singh
Apr 06, 2023

Ku 2 - April 5th

Edited with Lev's suggestion - thank you so much Lev


Baby's Tears

the fleshy fragrance

of young flowers


Original -


baby tears

the fleshy fragrance

of young flowers


please offer feedback! Appreciate it so much


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kashiana.singh
kashiana.singh
Apr 08, 2023
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Dear @Kala Ramesh

As @Lev Hart says below - L1 is a plant


From google source -


Baby's tears is a charming houseplant that forms a dense mat of lush, rich green leaves and creeping stems that grow horizontally over flat surfaces or trail like a full head of hair from hanging baskets. Popular for generations, baby's tears is easy to grow. Its thickly growing leaves makes baby's tears an excellent houseplant

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mona bedi
mona bedi
Apr 05, 2023

Post#3


silent breeze the distance between our thoughts


Feedback appreciated:)

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Priti Aisola
Priti Aisola
Apr 07, 2023
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This is lovely!

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Priti Aisola
Priti Aisola
Apr 05, 2023

braided yarn ...

parting

of ways

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Priti Aisola
Priti Aisola
Apr 07, 2023
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Thank you, Kashiana.

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