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triveni spotlight: 05 july 2024

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Vidya Shankar and Teji Sethi GUEST EDITOR: Daipayan Nair 05 July 2024


pallid leaf 

a breath between going 

and gone

— Anju Kishore 

Haiku Dialogue, 2023



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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Jul 08

Awesome ku




Thank you for the honour Daipayan. Thank you Lorraine and Biswajit for your appreciation


A beautiful poem and so subtle yet so full is that moment. Thanks for picking it up Daipayan and thanks for writing it Anju.

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