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HAIKUsutradhar: 7th June 2024 John Pappas

Updated: 7 days ago


A FRIDAY FEATURE


Host: Gauri Dixit Prompter for June: John Pappas

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

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 Only post unpublished verses --- nothing that has appeared in peer-reviewed or edited journals, anthologies, your webpage, social media, etc.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. haikuKATHA will only consider haiga that showcase original artwork or photos. Post details re: the source of the visual image. If you team up with an artist or photographer, make sure that it’s their original work and that they are not restricted by other publications to share it. We won't be responsible for any copyright issues.


11. Put your name, followed by your country, below each poem, even after revisions.


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


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Let's CELEBRATE!!! Poems from haikuKATHA in Touchstone Awards 2024!

Shortlist - TOUCHSTONE AWARDS 2024


spring cleaning

we sweep a war

under the rug


     — Marilyn Ashbaugh, haikuKATHA, Issue 16, Feb 2023



Longlist - TOUCHSTONE AWARDS 2024


idle schoolgirl

a drizzle plucking

p u dd l e s


     —Anju KishorehaikuKATHA, Issue 21, July 2023

 


betel leaf vine —

a farmer chews the tip

of her folksong


     —Daipayan Nair, haikuKATHA, Issue 22, August 2023



spring cleaning

we sweep a war

under the rug


     — Marilyn Ashbaugh, haikuKATHA, Issue 16, Feb 2023


You guys rock!


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Our poets in RED MOON ANTHOLOGY 2024:


       1) Susan Burch, vegetables, Issue 19 (haibun)

       2) Lorraine Haig, Tasmania . . . Issue 17 (haibun)

       3) Lakshmi Iyer,  autumn's . . . Issue 18 (haiku)

       4) Linda Papanicoloau, stamp . . . Issue 16 (haiku)

       5) Padma Rajeswari, ancestral . . . Issue 24  (haiku)


Hearty congratulations to all our poets.


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PROMPT 1 : Exploring the In-between

7th June

John Pappas

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This week I encourage you to think about interstitial places and times. What lives in the oft-overlooked spaces between objects, people, or events? What kinds of things, beings, emotions, or thoughts exist or happen there? What or who can you rescue from “falling through the cracks” into obscurity or anonymity? Perhaps you might take a walk and spend some time looking at underused spaces -- vacant lots, fallow land, alleyways, anonymous hallways, waiting rooms, or storage rooms. Maybe you will take some time to see the world revealed in the crack in a sidewalk, among tree roots, between clouds. You may wish to think about people in transition from one place or  time to another in their life (or beyond). Or you might consider the spaces where seasons blend, the day blurs from dusk to night, or a conversation shifts from triviality to something more momentous. What hides, lurks, finds safety, is nurtured, lies waiting, or is born in these spaces? 

John Pappas

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Write on! Gauri


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#2

14-06-2024


the garden spider

spins its web and waits...

a moth slides off it


Padma Priya

India


feedback welcome


(The scales on the wings of the moth help it to slide off a spiders web, but not always.)

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mona bedi
mona bedi
a day ago

Haiga

13.6.24


dusk light the darkness of ravens


Feedback appreciated:)

painting and haiku by Mona Bedi


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Srini
Srini
2 days ago

#1 [13.06.2024]


between waves the shore's solitude


--- Srini, India


Comments welcome

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Ashish Narain
Ashish Narain
2 days ago

13/6 #1


old bamboo forest—

children trying to catch leaves

as they fall


Ashish Narain, Philippines


Feedback welcome!

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Ashish Narain
Ashish Narain
20 hours ago
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it was my kids and this happened in Cubbons park in Bangalore :)

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C.X. Turner
C.X. Turner
2 days ago

12/6/24 #1


cutting off

a l l f e e l i n g s

tree stump


C.X. Turner, UK


(feedback welcome)

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C.X. Turner
C.X. Turner
a day ago
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I'm so glad this resonated! Thank you, Nalini :)

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