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laughALONG! 26 September

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: Vandana Parashar


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Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's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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Have you ever wondered what life would be without humour? How long can we live without laughing our hearts out and will life be worth living if we don't have lighter moments in it.

To reiterate an Edward Hubbard marvel - “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”


The following haiku by Lev Hart made me chuckle and that’s how I want to end this month’s writeALONG -- with a hearty laugh. Will you help me do that by penning down some humorous ku?



I don’t trust her

my mother-in-law

on the mantle


--- Lev Hart


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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Oct 01, 2023

Thanks Vandana for being here. We enjoyed your write-ups.

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Muskaan Ahuja
Muskaan Ahuja
Oct 01, 2023

Dear Vandana


Thank you so much for being here with us as the guest editor for September. Just look at the long thread of poems!!

I think this would suffice :)


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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
Sep 29, 2023

#2---29Sept23


prick-weary I replace my old cactus with a plastic fern


---Billie Dee, USA


feedback welcome

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Love this, Billie, but I am going to ask an ignoramus question—what’s a “Channel jacket”? Google gives me only Chanel.

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summer evening—

someone in the corner house

is learning to play drums


Linda Papanicolaou, US

#2, posted 9/28/23

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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
Sep 28, 2023

#1---27Sept23


Revision: (thanks Kavita!)


Zoom conference

Channel jacket bunny slippers


Original:


Zoom conference

Channel jacket above, bunny slippers below

---Billie Dee, USA


Your most goofy feedback welcome.

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Love this, Billie, but I am going to ask an ignoramus question—what’s a “Channel jacket”? Google gives me only Chanel.

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