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triveni spotlight : 17 june

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

theme: listening

night rains—

the rhythm of

an orphan’s laughter

Matthew Caretti, Malawi

(Cattails, April 2018)

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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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
17 juin 2022

Somehow this isn't working for me. That 'orphan' didn't work (for me.) That's fine too.

It's not necessary all poems must work for everyone at all times.



Matthew Caretti writes of his experiences in a manner that reaches deep within the reader. The rhythm of the rains and the laughter links the images but what reaches out, is that it is laughter despite our condition. What I see is the joy in simple things, in nature. This poem however, is not one of just skill and technique in writing haiku - it's about the truth of the moment (for me). Thank you, Matthew, as always, for bringing these moments of joy, of sabi to us. And for getting me to think of the more important truths.



lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
17 juin 2022

"The joy in every moment of life"

rhythm of an orphan's laughter, so beautiful and connecting it so well with the rhythm of rains too!

Thank you Geetanjali!!

En réponse à

Thank you, Lakshmi - yes, that joy in every moment.

Sometimes, that alone makes a haiku. I know that you agree too. :)

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