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thinkALONG! 11 June

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, K.Ramesh

guest editor: Nandita Mahajan


Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's monthly journal -- haikuKATHA, each month.


Poets are requested to post poems (haiku/senryu) that adhere to the prompts/exercises given.


Only 1 poem to be posted in 24 hours. Total 2 poems per poet are allowed each week (numbered 1,2). So, revise your poems till 'words obey your call'.


If a poet wants feedback, then the poet must mention 'feedback welcome' below each poem that is being posted.


Responses are usually a mixture of grain and chaff. The poet has to be discerning about what to take for the final version of the poem or the unedited version will be picked up for the journal.


The final version should be on top of the original version for selection.


Poetry is a serious business. Give you best attempt to feature in haikuKATHA !!

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‘Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.’ — Paul Tillich



one by one

everyone has left

autumn wind

                       

— Kobayashi Issa


 

twilight

is left

in the maple leaves

                       

—Chiyo-ni


 

past sundown —

every moment

a deeper blue

— Zach Morgan



Do you sense loneliness or solitude in the above? Examine each and think why.

 

When was the last time you felt lonely and sad?

When was the last time you were alone and happy?

 

I invite you to express loneliness or solitude in a haiku. What impact did writing the experience have on you? Did you learn something about yourself?


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Sandip Chauhan
Sandip Chauhan
12 hours ago

#2 twilight . . .

scribing Christmas letters

by the last flicker Sandip Chauhan, USA feedback welcome

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joanna ashwell
joanna ashwell
10 hours ago
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Moving and beautiful Sandip.

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#1

14-06-2024


as I wait for you...

winters melt into spring

again and again


Padma Priya

India


feedback welcome


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joanna ashwell
joanna ashwell
10 hours ago
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You've captured the wheel of the seasons beautifully Padma.

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Baisali
Baisali
a day ago

#2, 13/6/24


dawning of day

a pool of dewdrops

collect on a leaf


~ Baisali Chatterjee Dutt

Kolkata, India


Feedback always welcome

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autumn night

only the gentle whisper

of pirouetting leaves


Nisha Raviprasad

India


Post 1

Feedback welcome


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Kalyani
Kalyani
2 days ago

13.06.2024

#1


the park bench —

someone's granddad talks

to his dog


Kalyanee Arandhara

Assam, India


Feedback most welcome

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Bonnie J Scherer
Bonnie J Scherer
18 hours ago
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Maybe “the” can be left out in L1 and maybe “to a dog” in L3. What do you think?


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