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triveni spotlight: 11 july 2024

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Vidya Shankar and Teji Sethi GUEST EDITOR: Daipayan Nair 11 July 2024


 

midnight windstorm 

the cypress 

sweeps the stars 



— Kelly Sargent


 Cattails, April 2024

 

 

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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Love this, beautiful.

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Mohua
Mohua
Jul 11

Stunning.

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Absolutely a gem...

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Jul 10

I can see, feel, and hear this!

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Wowza!

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