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triveni spotlight : 01 august

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Teji Sethi and Kala Ramesh guest editor: Billie Dee

Theme: Close Observation



end of summer the rust on my scissors smells of marigolds

Margaret Chula Portland, Oregon, USA Chula, Margaret. The Smell of Rust. Portland, OR: Katsura Press, 2003



I am pleased to submit the following selected poems from my personal "favorite haiku" list, one I've developed over the last 30 years or so. All have been approved by the authors; all include publication credits (except one from Patricia Machmiller which is unpublished); all are from the U.S. Pacific coastal rim (my region). I have chosen "close observation" as my theme, a guiding principle in my own writing, and a core element IMO for developing a Haiku Mind.

Peace,

Billie Dee


p.s. Under-lined book titles have embedded links where a reader can go to purchase the book.


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RS
RS
Aug 02, 2022

Wonderful ku... the smell of rust intermingling with another and the fleeting, subtle moment of recognition of that and the difference heightening to birthing this poem. Thanks for sharing, Billie :)

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Aug 01, 2022

Forgot to mention a beautiful observation. Usually the rust of any object has a peculiar smell and if that is covered up by the smell of marigolds, just imagine the volume of work that scissor must have done.


It is worth noting down.

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RS
RS
Aug 02, 2022
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Indeed, Lakshmi :)

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An excellent expression of an end of an observation.

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Rupa Anand
Rupa Anand
Jul 31, 2022

Unusual and nice, Billie.

Sharing a close observation:

post chemo

the veins of a leaf

as fragile as mine

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jul 31, 2022

Beautiful!! Loved this, Close Observation!!

Yes, this happens. Digging the soil deep, our nails are polished with the smell of soil. Thanks Billie!!

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