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laughALONG! 17 October

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: Daipayan Nair


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Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's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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"A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."


– Henry Ward Beecher


Today I am going to touch upon a very unconventional topic in Haikai writing – Wine. Wine has always been considered "the elixir of the immortals" and has found its usage as a source of depth wisdom in the form of Rind (the inebriated), Saqi (the bartender), Maykhana (the heavenly bar) in two-liner Shayaris, meter-based ghazals and free verse Urdu Poetry. But trust me, Wine has also got a humorous side to it.


Most of us here would agree with me that we have all come across a moment in our lives where we have had a good and hearty laugh listening to the inebriated wisdom of a drunk – be it in a bar, in the street, in a friendly get-together or watching our elders rant forever on irrelevant topics during family weddings etc.


Today, I invite you all to narrate one such incident of your life in the form of a haiku or a senryu. I leave you all with his lovely senryu by Michele L. Harvey:



mum's at it again ...

we add water

to the wine


--- Michele L. Harvey


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Sandip Chauhan
Sandip Chauhan
Oct 21, 2023

#1 twilight— behind the wine barrel a group of fireflies Sandip Chauhan USA Feedback welcome

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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
Oct 19, 2023

#1 19/10/23 feedback welcome

pub crawl

coyotes

with sideburns

Marilyn Ashbaugh, USA

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Oct 19, 2023

#2, 19/10


over drunk

in the bath tub

a floating cellphone


Lakshmi Iyer, India

feedback please

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Sunet Madaan
Sunet Madaan
Oct 19, 2023

#2: 19-10-2023 the policeman demands

a sobriety test —

she whistles Suneet Madan, India

Feedback please

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Baisali
Baisali
Oct 18, 2023

#1

19/10/23


red, white or rose

colour blind

when it comes to wine


Feedback always welcome

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Oct 19, 2023
Replying to

You can avoid mentioning the colours. Maybe,


colour blind

when it comes to wine

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