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laughALONG! 20 February

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: an'ya


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Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's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 (haiku/senryu) 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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“Laughter is a Language”

--- Yoshiko Takada

 

Here are a few examples that show we must not forget to feel free to use a bit of subtle humor as well as real-life experiences in our haiku writing:


sometimes life

    it stinks even more than

skunk cabbage

 

 

         fast asleep

        an old dog starts his new year

                                with flatulence

 

 

         iffy cast

   a fisherman and the river

                     exchange places

 

 

--- an’ya

 

 

Humorous Haiku Prompt: Post the humorous haiku you’ve written. Avoid senryu by using a kigo or at least nature-based references rather than only a human-nature reference. 

 


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Kalyani
Kalyani
Feb 25

26.02.2024

#2

Revised. Thanks Marilyn and Eavonka


a sly act

hopping on the scale

when no one's looking


Kalyanee Arandhara

Assam, India


Feedback most welcome


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25.02.2024

#2


a sly act

hoping on the weighing scale

when no one's looking


Kalyanee Arandhara

Assam, India


Feedback most welcome

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Hi, Kalyani.


I know this feeling all too well. I don't think you need 'weighing' as it's implied by the rest of the verse. Also, then you don't have two -ing words.


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24/2/24 1st


cruise of a lifetime 

two bars

on the Covid strip


Marilyn Ashbaugh 

USA

feedback welcome

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Brilliant Marilyn!

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#2


the teen next door

his new football

in our tall nettles


Keith Evetts Thames Ditton UK

comments welcome


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#Revision1

25-02-24


self edit


trying to make 

a thin egg omlette—

dreams broken to pieces


Padma Priya

India


#2

24-02-24


trying to make 

thin egg omlette—ended up

with pieces of it


Padma Priya

India

(Feedback welcome)

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Thank you. Interesting comment there. Will check it out.

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#1


pre-paid funeral the lifetime guarantee


Keith Evetts UK

comment welcome

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I have always been a natural curly rebel... ;-)

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