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triveni spotlight : 11 june

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

theme: listening



dry spell

the pitter-patter

of leaves


Quendryth Young, Australia


(Cattails, October 2019)


Note by the editor: The theme for June 2022 is ‘listening’. I hope you enjoy the music, sounds, and silences of nature in these showcased poems of close observation.





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Richa Sharma
Richa Sharma
Jun 12, 2022

It's a joy to see and hear this beautiful image considering the heat we are facing this year...

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Quendryth Young has been writing haiku for almost two decades and bringing alive Australia's geography, flora and fauna in her poems. This one is so vividly aural - pitter patter, and then, the surprise in the last line - 'of leaves'. I can feel the dry heat here now - we are in peak Summer.

And then, many poets have pointed out in this thread - the deeper layers of reading this poem.


Thanks Quendryth for sharing your poem.


Geethanjali


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long summer

the leaves too…

at breaking point

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Thank you Geethanjali for sharing this wonderful poem. I had not heard of Quendryth Young but will certainly look her up.

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Thank you, Robert! I really like this image and the many associations.

Geethanjali


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love it…dry spell. So many ways to think about it

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