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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 18th September

hosts: Sanjuktaa Asopa & Vandana Parashar



summer night

the holiday season lingers

on a neighbor's roof


---- Jonathan Roman

(Twitter)

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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
Sep 23, 2022

Jonathan shares-

“As for the origins of the verse, it is somewhere between a 'desk-ku' & a memory. I wrote it in direct response to a daily Twitter writing prompt (#vss365,or very short story 365 days a year). The prompt word for that day was "season", which made me think of the current one (summer). Grasping for images that could be interesting & provide a contrast to a summer night, I began remembering late night walks from the train station to my home after work, passing neighbors' houses that were dark. Seeing unlit Christmas lights still hanging from the eaves of a house in summer isn't the norm, but it isn't unheard of either. It always made me wonder if…


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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Sep 23, 2022
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Thanks, Jonathan and Vandana. It's nice to get the story behind the haiku.

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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
Sep 20, 2022

So much dream space in this ku, excellent choice, thank you!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Sep 19, 2022

I have read and written many poems on loneliness but feel this one might be my most favoured. Well chosen, team.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Sep 18, 2022

Simple and striking!

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