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triveni spotlight : 17 august

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

Theme: Close Observation



touching you. . . the last persimmons of the season


Victor Ortiz Bellingham, Washington, USA Dee, Billie (ed). An Island of Egrets. Pasadena, CA: SCHSG Press, 2010.


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 All have been approved by the authors; all include publication credits (except one from Patricia Machmiller which is unpublished); all are from the U.S. Pacific coastal rim (my region).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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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Aug 18, 2022

Sense of touch and smell!!

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Aug 17, 2022

Ah, the last persimmons.. How one does savour the sensually soft pulp of these orange-red delights! Pure ecstasy as Victor has very simply pointed out _()_

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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
Aug 17, 2022
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Yes, Kanji. This poem is pure sensuality. I can smell the musky perfume of those ripe persimmons; I get lost in the reverie of touching my beloved. . .


---Billie

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