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HAIKUsutradhar : 9th December 2022

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 December: Sankara Jayanth



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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 Post only your unpublished, original poems.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


Sunrise


Writing fresh scenes for common prompts is how we can challenge our creative spirits. Sunrise is one of the most inspirational and one of the most natural phenomenons featuring in many artwork, spanning genres and fields. Rightly so. What does the sunrise look like from your place? If it isn't visible at all, write about that. If the light hits in a certain way on a particular object in your home, write about that. Use sunrise as a backdrop and maybe write about some moment that happens during the golden hour in the morning. But keep in mind that similar ideas pop in everyone's head, so you have to balance seeking freshness while still achieving the traditional traits of haiku.






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first light . . .

my mind resonates

with crow caws

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Barrie Levine
Barrie Levine
Dec 17, 2022

No. 3 - December 17, 2022


scattering leaves our forest walk sunlit


*feedback appreciated

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Disha Upadhyay
Disha Upadhyay
Dec 17, 2022

#2. 17.12.2022


nocturnal me

stretching a yawn

the first yoga pose


(Unsure if it's too telly or looks like 3 seperate lines, feedback please)

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Bryan Rickert
Bryan Rickert
Dec 15, 2022

#1


morning grey

starlings loop

the reaped field


comments always welcome

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Reid Hepworth
Reid Hepworth
Dec 15, 2022
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Nice imagery, Bryan!

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Disha Upadhyay
Disha Upadhyay
Dec 15, 2022

#1. 15.12.2022

Thank you so much @Lev Hart, @Reid Hepworth, @Urveez Avari, and @Bryan Rickert for the suggestions)


Final version:


an eagles cry through the crack of dawn


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Revised version:

dawning sky

an eagle fades beyond

the clouds

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Original:

early beam

through the cloud

faded eagle


(Feedback welcome)

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Reid Hepworth
Reid Hepworth
Dec 16, 2022
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I think the second one has a nice flow! Good revision!

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