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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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