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triveni spotlight: 03 july 2024

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Vidya Shankar and Teji Sethi GUEST EDITOR: Daipayan Nair 03 July 2024


 

last train home...

the fishmonger’s basket 

filled with potatoes



— Neena Singh


Frogpond, issue 45:1 Winter 2022

 

 

The essence of 'wordplay' in haikai is often overlooked. This skill can transform an ordinarily simple poem into an extraordinarily great haiku. As Basho quotes, "Real poetry is to lead a beautiful life. To live poetry is better than to write it." So, for this month, I have tried to explore those haiku which strive to live poetry in terms of imagery, specificity and masterful blending, exhibiting the utmost precision in wordplay. To describe the world in a fistful of words is a difficult art. I hope all of you will enjoy reading these selections which uphold one of the most important aspects of haiku writing — brevity.


Thank you all.


Daipayan Nair


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Thank you for being our next guest editor, Daipayan. We look forward to "living a beautiful life" all through this month.


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Mohua
Mohua
03 ก.ค.

Excellent selection and commentary. Looking forward to more such gems. Thank you

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
02 ก.ค.

 

last train home...

the fishmonger’s basket 

filled with potatoes


I adore this verse by Neena! It engages all five senses, and warms my heart. The fishmonger has had a very successful day; whether he had traded some of his fish for spuds, or sold all his fish and thus was able to fill his basket with spuds. Plus, do I hear the jingle of change in his pockets?

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