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triveni spotlight: 09 March 2024

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Vidya Shankar and Teji Sethi GUEST EDITOR: Iqra Raza 09 March 2024

cold winds

our conversation fills

with plum blossoms

Angelee Deodhar


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, and 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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Thanks, Iqra


Very nice selection!


What a beautiful ku. So simple and elegant.

This morning going through the park to the farmers market, the wind whipped up many white blossoms resembling apple blossoms, which are much too early this year. I do not know the name of these trees.

This shows me how universal an excellent haiku can become. Thank you.


I like the bit in the film, the navigator, when the professor communicates with the rabid computer and says, what about a simple game of tic-tac-toe. Or the bit where Auden says in his poem, stop the world, I want to get off. Another reflective poem Iqra, thank you.

in the red corner

touches of blue amongst

the pugilists plight


#1 3/8/2024

cold winds howl...

his last breath

Karen O'Leary, USA

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