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open sky :: SAMVAAD | 9th July

hosts : Sanjuktaa Asopa & Kashiana Singh


scent of snow

unable to recall

my father's voice


----Claire Everett

(The Heron's Nest, September 2012)


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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jul 11, 2023

In nine words so much of a story told and still so much untold too.

A masterpiece.

Thank you for sharing this haiku.


scent of snow

unable to recall

my father's voice


Did the father die?

Or did he move away from her and her mother?

Or did the mother move away taking custody of her child?


scent of snow ...

Can it be the scent of the narrator building a snowman, or playing in the snow with her father? Or was it in winter that the N and her father were separated? L1 is a powerful line with a strong impact.

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Kathabela Wilson
Kathabela Wilson
Jul 13, 2023
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So personal. Caught in the scent of a cold moment ...what we don't remember! I think this brings us all into ourselves. Do we remember? Our emotions vary. We're we close? In my case yes. My hero but he intentionally disappeared... but so I remember? I don’t know! Thank you Claire...and Kala!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jul 10, 2023

Beautiful!!

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Jul 09, 2023

This is very moving!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jul 08, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT!

haikuKATHA - Issue 21, July 2022 selections are up!


https://www.trivenihaikai.in/post/celebration Thanks to everyone who made it possible.

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