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triveni spotlight : 11 april

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Teji Sethi and Kala Ramesh guest editor: Sanjuktaa Asopa

at the chapel window

the wind-stirred bittersweet ...

lately,

and I don't know why,

great age seems unnecessary


—Larry Kimmel


(First published in the poet's collection this hunger, tissue-thin)



Editor's Note: The theme is ' The Ephemeral'. My endeavour here is to feature the poems that portray the ephemerality of things and emotions.


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Barbara  Kaufmann
Barbara Kaufmann
Apr 11, 2022

I have a new idea for L4-5 —feedback welcome


spring birds

skip from cloud to cloud

set free

my eyes can not settle

on just one cherry blossom


spring birds

skip from cloud to cloud

set free

my thoughts can not settle

only in one place


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Barbara  Kaufmann
Barbara Kaufmann
Apr 11, 2022
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Good idea. Thanks, an’ya.

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tanka anya
tanka anya
Apr 11, 2022

my soul’s muse

early this april morning

has crept in

I know of nothing beyond

the evanescent sea fog


an'ya

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Barbara  Kaufmann
Barbara Kaufmann
Apr 11, 2022
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So beautiful, an’ya. I especially love the last line.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Apr 11, 2022

at the chapel window

the wind-stirred bittersweet ...

lately,

and I don't know why,

great age seems unnecessary


I love the lower verse. Such an unusual way of expression. But can someone explain L2 to me? Rather - what is 'bittersweet' 'the wind-swept bittersweet' ?

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Apr 11, 2022
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Thanks, Linda.

This explains everything. What a great choice, Sanjuktaa.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Apr 11, 2022

Getting to learn 'the ephemeral'! Thank you!

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Richa Sharma
Richa Sharma
Apr 11, 2022

Lovely tanka. Love Larry's work. Thanks for sharing 👍

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