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open sky :: SAMVAAD |12th March

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Kashiana Singh


autumn sky

only one of us

deciduous



---- Melissa Allen

( Frogpond 37.1 winter 2014, Red Moon Anthology 2014 )

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
17 бер. 2023 р.

Absolutely beautiful poem selection, team.

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This poem offers endless interpretations.The beautiful ambiguity here makes the reader come back to it again and again. As far as I remember, this was also short-listed for the Touchstone awards, though Melissa hasn't mentioned it in the details.

But here is an interesting peek into the mental process that shaped this poem; in the poet's own words:

"I'm not entirely sure what was going through my mind when I composed this haiku, but looking back at my notes (I do almost all of my drafting and composition in one giant Scrivener file going back to April 2010 and separated by date), it appears that it was written on or around 23 March 2013. On that day I was pl…


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R. SURESH BABU
R. SURESH BABU
15 бер. 2023 р.

Does ‘decidous’ symbolize the one who has fallen out from a group of friends? The one who is lonely but not alone. After every autumn, she stands tall with spring in her crown. Not evergreen but she gets up after every fall of her recurring illness. It’s only an autumn sky. Doesn’t take long to change into a spring or a summer sky …

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
17 бер. 2023 р.
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Lovely to see your comment, Suresh.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
14 бер. 2023 р.

This is so deep!

Vertical axis!

'only one of us deciduous' - shook me off.

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Yes, those 2 lines are simply breath-taking!

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We have a saying here about loose tongues and tight lips. It’s a wonderful ku.


post work

all the day’s laundry

on the table

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