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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

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midnight jazz ...

not every colour

has a name

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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.

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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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