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thinkALONG! 23 April

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, K.Ramesh

guest editor: Iqra Raza


Please note: 


Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's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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an ocean in a raindrop inside my womb a heart 

-- Kala Ramesh


This ku is about possibilities. A future-oriented thought. A unit suggesting expansiveness. And its brilliance lies in this very suggestibility. Like a single raindrop contains an entire expanse of an ocean (remember your rain cycle diagrams from primary school, the ocean not just births the raindrops but in turn is sustained by them as well), the metonymic placement of a heart inside a womb refers to the expansiveness of not just a being but perhaps even beings to come (suggesting the same idea of cycles of life)


Haiku Prompt: Utilize ideas of containment and expansiveness to construct a future-oriented ku.


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#2

30-04-24


a smile

lost on a fellow hiker—

dances in spring light


Padma Priya

India


feedback welcome


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Thank you Susan.

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K. Ramesh
K. Ramesh
Apr 30

#1


a heart balloon rising

over the cathedral...

deep blue sky


K. Ramesh

Adyar, Chennai

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#2 Apr 29


Self-edit


deep breathing a myna's song in the dawn breeze


Anju Kishore, India

(Critique most welcome)


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deep breathing a myna's deep breaths of the dawn breeze


Anju Kishore, India

(Critique most welcome)

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#1 4-28-24


I freeze this day

to remember

forever


Jennifer Gurney, US

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the paperweight

holding the world

in moonlight


Joanna Ashwell

UK


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#2


the paperweight

holding our world

in moonlight


Joanna Ashwell

UK


Feedback welcome


#2


the paperweight

holding our words

in moonlight


Joanna Ashwell

UK


Feedback welcome


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Lovely!

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