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HAIKUsutradhar: 9th June 2023 Surashree Ulhas Joshi

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

HAIKUsutradhar. weekly prompts

A FRIDAY FEATURE

9th June Lev Hart, the mentor for HAIKUsutradhar, would be pleased to answer your questions and concerns.


hosts: Akila G. & Shreya Narang

the month of May: Surashree Ulhas Joshi


Prompts are based on emotions (called navarasas) that come to the fore when we hear ragas of Indian classical music traditions.


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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, rengay and other split sequences. Other than haiga, no photos are to be shared on our blog on account of storage/memory limitations.

................................................................................................................................. 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 Please do visit: 'triveni spotlight' 'open sky :: SAMVAAD' and 'thinkALONG' Good poems and challenges are posted in these feature forums. ........

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/in 24 hours ... just one and in total only 3 poems per week from Friday to Friday.

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Post your best haiku and let's have each issue with your best work.

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Poems previously published in peer-reviewed or edited journals or anthologies and contest winners that were published elsewhere will not be accepted.


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Or else the original unedited version on your thread will be picked up by us for the selection.


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.


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Prompt 2:


Raga Hamir: My earliest memory of this raga is to try and master one of the most difficult taranas I had ever heard. The speed with which my guru used to sing was simply mind-blowing to the 6-year-old me. If you ask me, nothing describes ‘Veer’ (heroism) rasa as well as this raga! Here’s the link to Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar’s performance. You can, of course, enjoy the whole performance. Please listen till the very end for the tarana. You will understand what I was saying!


Link: https://youtu.be/yEMFA82tMv8 Surashree Ulhas Joshi. From the hosts:

A suggestion: please don't listen to this exposition just once and write multiple haiku. Listen to the singer's raga delineation multiple times. Let the raga soak in you. Internalise the movements, curves and leaps. Link to veer rasa: https://www.redalkemi.com/blog/veera-rasa-the-rasa-of-courage

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Padma  Rajeswari
Padma Rajeswari
15. Juni 2023

ku#3

15 June


Revised based on guidance from Lev


hearing the roar

in dreams

Tsunami survivor


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Original


still hearing the roar

in her dreams

a Tsunami survivor


Look forward to feedback

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Padma  Rajeswari
Padma Rajeswari
15. Juni 2023
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Dear Lev,

So grateful to you for in-depth guidance. Thank you so much!

Regards,

Padma

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Barrie Levine
Barrie Levine
15. Juni 2023

So happy to help. It’s a great one. That maid strikes terror in me!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
15. Juni 2023

strands

of the golden orb weaver

i fine-tune my instrument


Sant Kabir calls the human body an instrument

feedback most welcome.

_()_ #2 15 June

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
15. Juni 2023
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This is a wonderful comparison, Kala. Had not heard of the golden orb weaver till now.

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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
14. Juni 2023

#2---14June23


distant music renews my weary earworm


---Billie


feedback welcome


earworm


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Love that surprise last word!

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Sreenath
Sreenath
14. Juni 2023

#3

14/6/23


Thanks Susan &


morning hawkers roam the streets singing vegetables! ~


I've corrected the spelling, thanks Kala


morning hawkers roam the streets singing vegetables

~

Feedback Welcome

~


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Srini
Srini
16. Juni 2023
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Lovely, Sreenath with the 'aha' at the end.


I also love the phrase "singing vegetables".


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