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HAIKUsutradhar : 5th May 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 May: Subir Ningthouja


Picture 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.

¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ haikuKATHA - the monthly journal from Triveni Haikai India!

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


What do you make out of pictures without words? Does it mean it does not have a story? Perhaps, it would serve like the semi-circle of haiku waiting for you to write your own story on it, for it! This month we offer you photographs with subtle textures and almost mono-elemental! Maybe just the thing to link and shift to your own world where you draw your verses. Bring them here!


Drama of lights





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Priya Narayanan
Priya Narayanan
May 12, 2023

unaffected

by market fluctuations

golden dawn


(feedback welcome)

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Disha Upadhyay
Disha Upadhyay
May 11, 2023

#1. 11.05.2023


Final:

passing clouds

our fingers paint

a foggy window


Other version:

clouds guessing shapes on my window


(Feedback welcome)

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Disha Upadhyay
Disha Upadhyay
May 12, 2023
Replying to

Thank you, Steph! Going ahead with the first one. It is also a nostalgia for me :D

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
May 11, 2023

Thanks, Lev:


twilight at dawn

a frog leaving

circles


<> <> Original

twilight at dawn

a frog leaving circles in water


#2 Feedback most welcome. In Indian thought, we have two twilights - morning and evening - non-dual, for it's neither day nor night/night nor day.

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angiola inglese
angiola inglese
May 12, 2023
Replying to

In Italy we learn that twilight is both dawn and dusk

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Baisali
Baisali
May 11, 2023

ku #3

11/5/23


my shadow self

afraid

to step into the light


Feedback always welcome

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Baisali
Baisali
May 11, 2023
Replying to

What can I say to you, @Kala but "Pranaam and thank you!" 🌷

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Padma  Rajeswari
Padma Rajeswari
May 11, 2023

Ku# 3


11 May


shrill langur calls

piercing jungle twilight

tiger on prowl


look forward to your feedback. Thank you

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Padma  Rajeswari
Padma Rajeswari
May 12, 2023
Replying to

Thank you so much for your feedback Steph. Yes, Langurs are very unique to Indian forests. Naturalists in Indian forests track the tiger based on Langur calls - they are called 'alarm calls'. While the deer and Langur are scared, the tourists are excited as they may catch a glimpse of elusive tiger.

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