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open sky :: SAMVAAD |26th March

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Kashiana Singh

not every color

has a name . . .

midnight jazz

---- Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

( Stardust haiku 50)

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Apr 04, 2023

Yes, even I agree with Linda. What is more striking is L3 that zooms out a whole scenario of colours that are either traditional or raw, translucent or opaque, etc. And L 3 is a surprise element as you call it the 'spark-plug' Kala.. One can write it this way too


midnight jazz ...

not every colour

has a name


But the whole effect would just lay off. Beautiful poem; a rich and the depth of the midnight jazz and its environment creates another mood and as we read 'not every colour has a name' I feel the poet wants to convey something else, and it just stops midway.


Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Mar 26, 2023

Beautiful ku. The first two lines seem contradictory to the name specified on L3, but still Ls 1 & 2 are strong enough to get the message across. Nice poem.

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I agree that it’s a beautiful poem. For me, what opens the space in the cut is the sense-switching from vision to sound.

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