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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 2nd October

hosts: Sanjuktaa Asopa & Vandana Parashar



on a cardigan in the grass all the daisies yours



---- R.C.Thomas

(Blithe Spirit, 32.3)

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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
05 thg 10, 2022

Ha! I didn't get it until I read it as a Cardigan Welsh corgie, and then I saw the doggie frolicking in a meadow amongst the daisies. . . oh, my. How's that for ma?---intentional or not!


-----Billie

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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
06 thg 10, 2022
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We don't always know what we've written, do we? Then someone else points out an entirely "off" reading that somehow works. Poetry is a two-way street.

:))


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dipankar
dipankar
02 thg 10, 2022

I am not mature enough in haiku art to comment on this. However, quite recently, I came across two monoku and heard Ben Gaa comment on them. One was a haiku in Heron's Nest that ran "out of the blue heron" and the other was published in tsuri-dōrō and read "oolong darkening news of your death". As far as the first went, Ben pointed out "blue" to be the pivot and explained that it could be read as "out of the blue" pause "blue heron". Put these two together and you see the picture. I will not try to explain what the picture is. Partly because it is obvious to me, partly because some may consider it abstruse. The seco…


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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
08 thg 10, 2022
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Thank you for your kindness, Dipankar🙏

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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
02 thg 10, 2022

Richard shares-


This monoku was written about twelve years ago, originally as a three-line haiku. It was quite spontaneous in its construction and subject. I was flicking through an art book and merged a couple of images together in my mind: the cardigan and the daisies. This combination brought a character in a popular British soap opera to mind who is very happy-go-lucky and would often wear something like a floral cardigan. Of course, the verse lends itself to other readings, and not just that of a floral cardigan, nor just that of someone who is happy-go-lucky. With all of those things in mind, along with the grass that was in abundance around the street I lived in at the…

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
01 thg 10, 2022

I wish someone could explain this poem to me. I like it, but not really getting it!

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Vandana Parashar
Vandana Parashar
02 thg 10, 2022
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I usually share the poet’s backstory after a few days, but since you have asked for an explanation, I have shared it above. :)

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