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triveni spotlight: 01 March 2024

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Vidya Shankar and Teji Sethi GUEST EDITOR: Iqra Raza 01 March 2024

summer night

we turn out all the lights

to hear the rain


— Peggy Willis Lyles



As the world gets increasingly loud, not just aurally but visually as well (especially with the proliferation of technology and capitalisation of attention), I focus my selections around ‘intimacies’. Moments of quietude that involve a reckoning with intimacy in its various forms and along varied axes: with the self, with others, with material objects, with places, with thoughts and values, with the environment around us. To be intimate is to acknowledge the depth of silence, to allow it to settle into the self, sometimes even to be overwhelmed by it. The ku I have chosen for this month explore what it means to be intimate in different ways.

Iqra Raza

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Thank you for being our next guest editor, Iqra. The theme is powerful and we look forward to re-discovering moments close to our hearts.


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My favourite of Peggy's too.

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Love this one

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Have loved this one always many other poems of Peggy Willis. This one is a pathbreaker of sorts, because over the years so many haiku poets have written so many ku along the same lines inspired by this. I too have a similar one tucked away somewhere. Will share if i can find it.

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Thank you, I love seeing this haiku again - a favourite.

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What a beautiful ku.

Yes, there is definitely an intimacy listening to rain.

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