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HAIKUsutradhar : 7th April 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 April: Neha R Krishna


Audio 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


We all know there is music in poetry and vice versa. A couple of years back, I attended Paresh Tiwari's workshop, where we got an assignment to listen to a violin piece and write a haiku. It amazed me then, like a challenge and I enjoy doing it even now.


So the 1st prompt of this month is a Violin piece, listen to this musical piece and let the words follow the rhythm. I am sure you will enjoy the drill of listening to the music and writing stunning Haiku.




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kashiana.singh
kashiana.singh
Apr 14, 2023

ku 1 - !4th April


the silence

of an opening peony

time-lapse


feedback always!


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kashiana.singh
kashiana.singh
Apr 14, 2023

All - do check @Lev Hart's beautiful ku up on SAMVAAD this week! You will love to read the ku as well as the comments from Lev about the poem.

@Kala Ramesh @Firdaus Parvez @lakshmi iyer

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Apr 19, 2023
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Sure!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Apr 14, 2023

#3

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the monarch l u up

milkweed hosts f tt down

butterflies' ers up


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feedback please, just tried

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Iffah  Peerzada
Iffah Peerzada
Apr 14, 2023

#1

14/4/23


Edited (thx to Lev):


after the concert

an after-taste

of rush hour


Original:

leaving the concert hall

the bitter after-taste

of rush hour


(I feel this can be better written...)

Feedback appreciated

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Iffah  Peerzada
Iffah Peerzada
Apr 14, 2023
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Better written indeed! I'll be using this version.


About leaving certain parts of the ku to the reader's imagination, how much is too much?


I mean, if we spell things out for them, we restrain them... and if we are too vague, then they won't understand.I suppose finding that sweet spot is the whole point of haiku.


Thanks again,Lev!

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Barrie Levine
Barrie Levine
Apr 14, 2023

No. 3 – April 15, 2023


final revision:


first light . . .

waking up language

in the baby’s room


original:


first light . . .

the waking-up language

from the baby’s bedroom


*feedback appreciated

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John Pappas
John Pappas
Apr 14, 2023
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Wonderful!

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