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laughALONG! 12 December

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: Billie Dee


Please note:


Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's monthly journal -- haikuKATHA, each month.


Poets are requested to post poems that adhere to the prompts/exercises given.


Only 1 poem to be posted in 24 hours. Total 2 poems per poet are allowed each week (numbered 1,2). So, revise your poems till 'words obey your call'.


If a poet wants feedback, then the poet must mention 'feedback welcome' below each poem that is being posted.


Responses are usually a mixture of grain and chaff. The poet has to be discerning about what to take for the final version of the poem or the unedited version will be picked up for the journal.


The final version should be on top of the original version for selection.


Poetry is a serious business. Give you best attempt to feature in haikuKATHA !!

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Humor and the Karumi Mind


As haikai poets, we learn to pay attention to the details around us. What the average onlooker will fail to notice, we may find deeply meaningful and often amusing. As we cultivate our karumi-inspired sensibilities, we begin to observe the gentle humor and irony of everyday life. Writing in that spirit, one usually avoids bawdy, crude or cruelly sarcastic mannerisms—but not always.



spring breeze— the pull of her hand as we near the pet store


Michael Dylan Welch



Prompt: As you move through your daily routine, take note of the small, spontaneous “funny” events that develop around you—the way a crow cocks its head at a shiny reflection, the look on a toddler’s face tasting her first spoon of ice cream. . . Sometimes the very act of writing these details down reveals just how amusing they are. Share two of your poems here.



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Nani Mariani
Nani Mariani
27 déc. 2023

in front of the mirror

talk to acne

drizzly morning


Nani Mariani

Australia


feedback welcome🙏

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#1


in retreat

the dog and I take flight

from hissing geese


Richard L. Matta

California, USA


feedback welcome

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neena singh
neena singh
19 déc. 2023

#1 19/12


high tea invite

scraping the mud

from my shoes


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neena singh
neena singh
19 déc. 2023

Great prompt Billie! Karumi - the light-hearted responses to the stimuli we see in our daily lives fascinates me. Michael's haiku is one which has stayed with me from his webinars, for its kigo and its craft.

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nalini shetty
nalini shetty
18 déc. 2023

#1edited version 19 th Dec'23 as suggested by Bonnie


on laundry day mismatched socks unite – coup d'état

Nalini Shetty

India.


#1 self-edited 18 th Dec 2

mismatched socks unite,

laundry day rebellion—

sock coup d'état.

Nalini Shetty

India


original version:

#1 18 th December 23


mismatched socks unite

laundry day mutiny -

sock revolution


Nalini Shetty

India.

Feedback welcome


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nalini shetty
nalini shetty
19 déc. 2023
En réponse à

aye aye🙏

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