A TUESDAY FEATURE
host: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer
guest editor: Sangita Kalarickal
Haiku as observations
As the legendary song goes, “Let’s start at the very beginning…”. About how haiku is primarily
based on observations and fulfilling the idea of the reader completing the picture that the poet
started. Where the poet weaves a couple of astute observations with a juxtaposition to bring a
mélange of images or memories or associations in the reader’s mind, ultimately creating the oft
quoted aha moment.
a boat’s wake
shakes loose a mayfly
-- Kristin Lindquist
from inside the jar
-- Kath Abela Wilson
So, this week how about going back to the basics and coming up with haiku that are observations yet taking us along journeys?