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triveni spotlight : 15 june

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

theme: listening




high country storm

a thunder of hooves

tattoo the wind


Gavin Austin, Australia


(Cattails, October 2020)


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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Kavita Ratna
Kavita Ratna
Jun 17, 2022

tattoo the wind

wow!

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Nani Mariani
Nani Mariani
Jun 17, 2022

Thank you for sharing dear Kala❤️

Congratulations dear Gavin!! lovely!! I imagine an abstract painting where I have to be silent to interpret it. Awesome Haiku

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Love 'tattoo the wind"...beautiful

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Gavin Austin (from Australia) presents a beautiful and powerful image in this unique verse. Reading silences in a haiku is far easier than reading the powerful, loud sounds (for me), and I find this haiku is such a delight! The middle line has such an effective use of one image moving into another - 'thunder' links to the storm and the hooves. The use of the sound 'h' - as in 'hooves' and 'high' brought me a sense of the blowing winds. The harsher 't' as in the unusual word 'tattoo' to describe a sound, brought me to the sense of power in the scene. Thank you, Gavin, for an aural, visual (and I can even feel the stormy win…


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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jun 15, 2022
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Lovely commentary!

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Oh I like this. hooves tattoo the wind. How lovely is that.

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