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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 23rd July

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Kashiana Singh


she said she'd return

as a seagull

which one


----Scott Mason

( Finalist in Jack Stamm Haiku Contest, 2009 )


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And here is the beautiful story by Scott Mason behind the writing of this poem.


I grew up in a town called Bay Shore on Long Island (in New York State), and as both those place names suggest I was always near the water. Over the first five decades of my life, even after moving away, I would return and often visit the ocean with my mother. She absolutely loved the water -- she lived for the summer -- and passed that love on to me. Mom would often half-jokingly say that she'd want to come back as a seagull, presumably so she could spend more (and all) time in her beloved element. For her, such a reincarnated state w…

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Hi everybody, if anyone is interested, there is just one week left to enter the "Small Wonders" Haiku Contest that Scott Mason will be judging. Here are the details: “Small Wonders” Haiku Contest - Katonah Poetry Series. He asked to post this on his behalf.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jul 23, 2023

Love it!

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mona bedi
mona bedi
Jul 23, 2023

I feel it is touching too!

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Jul 23, 2023

Love the humor in this!

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Frankly, that never crossed my mind before. All a matter of perspective ...!

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