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laughALONG! 4 June

Updated: Jun 5

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, K.Ramesh

guest editor: Nandita Mahajan


Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's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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"Like a welcome summer rain, humour may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”

― Langston Hughes

 


road puddles —

umbrellas dip

at each passing car

           

—Thiagarajan A.

                                   

A common sight… did it make you smile? What all did you see while envisioning the scene? A symbol of courtesy, a symbol of protection, any others?



muddy puddle —

the stretch of my legs

an inch too short

                        — Vidya S. Venkataramani

                                   


Could this be written without an actual experience of being splashed with mud? Have you been in an embarrassing or awkward situation? Can you convert that into something funny?


 

I enter … hoping

he pulls out my tooth, the whole tooth

and nothin' but the tooth


                        — Kala Ramesh

 

A dentist or a courtroom scene…tooth or truth? Pun or fun?

 

What makes these ku memorable?

 

Let’s look around us, find the funny things, and convert them into a ku. Happy looking…

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
5 days ago

https://www.trivenihaikai.in/post/celebration

Check out the selection list for haikuKATHA, Issue 32!

Congratulations!

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Ranu Jain
Ranu Jain
5 days ago

hand for a wave

stuck in her peacock ensemble

met gala

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mona bedi
mona bedi
5 days ago

Post #2

10.6.24


son’s wedding —

my husband and I

renew our vows


Feedback appreciated:)

Mona Bedi

India

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
5 days ago

funeral over

       siblings now split

the family property


Kala Ramesh

#2 Feedback welcome


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#2

my upturned umbrella -

cheeky response of a

rainy prank


Anjali Warhadpande

India

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
5 days ago
Replying to

Ls 2 & 3 aren't clear, Anjali

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