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triveni spotlight: 11th October 2023

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Kala Ramesh and Vidya Shankar GUEST EDITOR: Keiko Izawa 11th October 2023


haison no posuto ni kotori kite yoake

dawn —

a bird comes to a mailbox

in the abandoned village


Tomio Umezawa (1950 – )

from TBS haiku show Purepado

bird (meaning migratory bird): autumn kigo


During this month, I’d like to introduce contemporary Japanese haiku, including kigo, which are referred to as “yūki haiku(有季俳句)”. In yūki haiku, toriawase (matching kigo and the remaining phrases) is the key point, not to mention its creativity and originality. In my view, Japanese haiku are generally simple compared to English (language) haiku, but the subtle sensibility is embedded within as the synergies with the power of kigo. I hope you enjoy karumi (lightness) blended with seasonality in these haiku.

Keiko Izawa

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Thank you for being our next guest editor Keiko Izawa You are bringing something fresh and this is going to be a treat for all our members. _()_

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
11 ott 2023

Lovely! I have a poem about 'mailbox hanging halfway' in 'abandoned house'. Maybe a bit of wabi-sabi.

I liked the way 'all positive appearances in the most negative area'.

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# 1 feedback welcome


abandoned village-

a whimpering canine

disturbs the silence

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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
11 ott 2023
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Dear Sandra,

You do not seem to have read Kala’s message given to you as below when you posted your ku here some time ago…

Your understanding would be much appreciated🙏 Dear Sandra,

This isn't a workshopping thread.

Please post this haiku on HAIKUsutradhar.


This is more about understanding the poems our guest editors have selected for the triveni spotlight.

_()_

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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
11 ott 2023

A simply beautiful poem. The appearance of the bird brightens the village along with the arrival of dawn, while the pathos is evoked in the setting of desolate village. The image might deepen the pathos in a way. The juxtaposition: “light and dark” is effectively working here.

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