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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 15th May

Updated: May 21, 2022

hosts: Sanjuktaa Asopa &Vandana Parashar


sunset...

could I kindly step

out of the picture


---- Christopher Patchel

(A Hundred Gourds, June 2016)

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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
May 18, 2022

When asked about the backstory of this absolutely lovely haiku, Christopher shared—


“I live near a preserve called Independence Grove*(description below). It’s a beautiful setting so lots of folks go there to take all manner of photos and portraits (at this time of year there are lots of students in prom and graduation attire). I go there on a regular basis to walk or bike, so it’s not unusual to be politely asked to move for the sake of someone’s photograph. Sunset provides a scenic backdrop for the poem, and can also suggest aging (“old and in the way” comes to mind). So for me the poem is both humorous and poignant, which is something I aim for in …


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Isn't this stunning? Loved it the moment Vandana brought it to table :-)

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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
May 17, 2022
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It feels good that we are always in sync about the poems we like and share, Sanjuktaa. :)

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
May 15, 2022

Loved this so much.

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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
May 15, 2022

I loved the sharp juxtaposition in this haiku. I am reminded of something I had written not long ago:


bright sky—

floating over a pair

of powerless eyes


feedback appreciated :)

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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
May 15, 2022
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Humbled. I learn things everyday. Your writings are good. I have been writing micro poems for years now. I came in touch with Kala recently and she introduced me to this community where one can hone his or her skills to perfection. I am grateful to you all!

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