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triveni spotlight: 07 April 2024

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Vidya Shankar and Teji Sethi GUEST EDITOR: Aparna Pathak 07 April 2024


spring thaw

the doorman returns

my head nod


— John McManus


As a resident of North India, I always long for the spring season because of the harsh winters we experience here. Spring brings big relief as days start getting longer and warmer. Vasant Ritu (spring season) is a sensory delight with blooming flowers, rejuvenated topography and soothing breezes that inspires writers around the world to explore their imagination. On Vasant Panchami, goddess Saraswati, who is considered to be the goddess of wisdom, knowledge and creativity is worshipped throughout the country.

My selections are about the spring that symbolizes starting fresh, renewal and reawakening. The season is not only about opening windows of homes to the sunshine but also about mind that opens up and starts feeling inspired and motivated.

Aparna Pathak

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Thank you for being our next guest editor, Aparna. We look forward to your selection of poems that will rejuvenate us all through this month.


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So nice! ❤️👍


Poem 1 -09/04/24

this ku has brought to my mind all the most brilliantly attired doormen i have encountered in my life, mostly in India. I wonder why everyone is writing a ‘doorman’ ku - but anyway, here goes…

Taj Palace Delhi

the resplendent doorman

twirling his handlebars

Rupa Anand

New Delhi, India


mona bedi
mona bedi
Apr 08

drunk again—

the reassuring smile

of the doorman


spring thaw

between the doorman and me

a puddle


What a lovely ku. I believe like many I can relate to this. I am sure this has happened to me although like the ordinariness of the sight of a doorman, I can't recall the details.

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