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triveni spotlight : 13 august

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

Theme: Close Observation



the last ferry

leaves the pier—

creosote on salt air


Ce Rosenow

Eugene, Oregon, USA

Rosenow, Ce. Pacific. Hillsboro, OR: Mountain Gate Publishers, 2009.


I am pleased to submit the following selected poems from my personal "favorite haiku" list, one I've developed over the last 30 years or so. All have been approved by the authors; all include publication credits (except one from Patricia Machmiller which is unpublished); all are from the U.S. Pacific coastal rim (my region). I have chosen "close observation" as my theme, a guiding principle in my own writing, and a core element IMO for developing a Haiku Mind.

Peace,

Billie Dee


p.s. Under-lined book titles have embedded links where a reader can go to purchase the book.


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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
Aug 13, 2022

the last ferry

leaves the pier—

creosote on salt air


Ce Rosenow


When I first read Rosenow's highly-scented haiku, it evoked such deep childhood memories. I heard the clang of bouy bells rocking in the bay, imagined a freckled harbor seal slipping off the end of the pier into the brine, felt the cool of coastal fog and the bump of the ferry as it nosed into the docking slip. All that from ten words.

Such is the nature of smell, the most emotionally powerful of the human senses. I later gave a haiku-conference workshop on scent and childhood memory based on this very piece. The poems that emerged from that exercise were deeply felt by all who participated.

Cre…


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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Aug 13, 2022
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For me every comment is valuable. Exchange of thoughts are very much important. I'm still learning and look forward for your comments on my poems too. Thank you!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Aug 12, 2022

Nice! I had to look up for the meaning of 'creosote'.

So many images in just a few words like a short film.

(Is creosote banned)

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