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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 3rd September

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Kashiana Singh


a wedge of geese past longer than future

-Rick Tarquinio


(First published in Modern Haiku Vol. 47.2 and star by star, 2017 )

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Time to listen to Rick Tarquinio's backstory about how he found this poem:

Though the poem is 8 years old, I remember exactly where I was when it found me. I am a walking poet. Everyday, rain or shine, I circle the farm fields and woods where I live, opening myself to haiku moments and responding quickly and without intellection in a notebook that I carry. Part of that walk is a stretch of train tracks; the same ones I grew up by. I was in a wooded section in early fall, so just a strip of sky was visible between the trees above. I heard the geese coming a long ways off and waited for them to pass over.…

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Sep 06, 2023

Very striking image and what an exaggerated moment! Beautiful, thanks so much Team!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Sep 03, 2023

Brilliant.

Good choice Sanjuktaa

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Sep 03, 2023

What a beautiful observation!

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mona bedi
mona bedi
Sep 03, 2023

Lovely monoku!

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