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thinkALONG! 6th June

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.




lake reeds

a boat’s wake 

shakes loose a mayfly


-- Kristin Lindquist




sketching 

from inside the jar

firefly


-- 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?

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jun 12, 2023

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Unheard of in thinkALONG!!!

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sangita kalarickal
sangita kalarickal
Jun 12, 2023
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Really? I think everyone has been enjoying themselves!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jun 11, 2023

Thank you Sangita for being here all the time, appreciate!!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jun 11, 2023

#3

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first urban sketching

skyscraper sun rises devoid

the blackbirds

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Feedback please

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jun 12, 2023
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Yes, yes, we give so many names to the moon, i thought why not the sun...

thanks.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jun 09, 2023

#2

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bathroom singing

d(r)own the drain

sound resounds

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feedback welcome

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sangita kalarickal
sangita kalarickal
Jun 12, 2023
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Yes I think so. :)

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jun 09, 2023

shakuhachi the last note suffuses

the silence


Does this work?

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jun 11, 2023
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Need to listen to shakuhachi.

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