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HAIKUsutradhar: 6th October 2023 Anju Kishore

HAIKUsutradhar. weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

6th October


Host: Kala Ramesh

Group Mentor: Lev Hart Prompter for August: Anju Kishore

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 Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited journals, anthologies, your webpage, social media, etc.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

Week 1


Repetition has the power of meditation, an ability to pull you in to the moment, and keep you there. It intensifies an image, expands the experience and lets you in on the limitlessness of things.


Brad Bennett in his essay, Repetition in Haiku, quotes poet and critic Edward Hirsch. “Meaning accrues through repetition. One of the deep fundamentals of poetry is the recurrence of sounds, syllables, words, phrases, lines, and stanzas. Repetition can be one of the most intoxicating features of poetry. It creates expectations, which can be fulfilled or frustrated.”


This week, let’s lose ourselves in the repetition of words and phrases. Let’s not forget to read them out loud. Here are a few timeless ones to get you going:


katatsuburi soro-soro nobore fuji no yama

(Issa)


climb Mount Fuji

o snail

but slowly, slowly


(The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson & Issa. Translated by Robert Hass)



the river

the river makes

of the moon


(Jim Kacian from his essay How to Haiku)



touching this crocus

as if it were the first

as if it were the last


(Michele L. Harvey, Ambrosia 3) Waiting to read your poems.

Anju Kishore.


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lindalee004
lindalee004
12 de out. de 2023

#2


ruched

her first ball gown

her first bustier


commentary welcome

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John Pappas
John Pappas
12 de out. de 2023

#2


10.12.23


a sudden scream over the fountain jets jets


John Pappas, USA


Feedback welcome.

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Keith Evetts
Keith Evetts
12 de out. de 2023

#1 or #2? comments welcome


cold fog

round layers of fleece

round potted palms


Keith Evetts

Thames Ditton UK

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Keith Evetts
Keith Evetts
12 de out. de 2023
Respondendo a

or even omitting 'layers of' ?

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Alfred Booth
Alfred Booth
12 de out. de 2023

#1 Revised Thank you Keith Evetts.

note by note

I coax a nightingale

from my fingers


#1Original

note by note

I coax my fingers

into birdsong

**

[2023.12.10…a]

Alfred Booth, France

(feedback welcome on this first post here)

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Baisali
Baisali
18 de out. de 2023
Respondendo a

I absolutely love the revised version 🐦

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mona bedi
mona bedi
11 de out. de 2023

Haiga

12.10.23


Revised thanks to Lev:


after after

wave wave wave

this

depression


Feedback appreciated:)

Mona Bedi

India


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Baisali
Baisali
18 de out. de 2023
Respondendo a

Superb! Just superb!

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