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triveni spotlight: 17 october

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

Theme: Raga in Nature

Journal: haikuKATHA




rain

arrives at dusk

in the flatlands

the song

of a meadowlark


— Reid Hepworth



There is no end to seeing and hearing. The structure of the universe is infinite. Endless vibrating expansion.

~ Nanak


There are myriad sounds which pre-exist in nature and can be perceived by human ear. It is completely natural, both animals and humans to have profound reactions to certain sounds. Some songbirds sing from repertoires which use the same rhythms and note combinations as modern composers. For example, the canyon wren uses a 12-tone scale. The hermit thrush, on the other hand, sings in a five tone penta-scale which is common in Asian music. The tanka I have chosen to showcase, exquisitely capture the ‘music in nature’ be it the sound of ripples, a bird song, a cicada’s mating call, the rustle of leaves or the lament of paddy fields!


Teji Sethi

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Milan Rajkumar
Milan Rajkumar
21 de out. de 2022

O so sublime! A beautiful classic tanka! Congrats Reid! ❤️👍

Curtir

Absolutely lovely! I know this rain and this meadowlark too.

Curtir

Marilyn Humbert
Marilyn Humbert
17 de out. de 2022

great L2 Reid, 'in the flatlands' congratulations

Curtir
Reid Hepworth
Reid Hepworth
17 de out. de 2022
Respondendo a

Thank you so much, Marilyn!

Curtir

Dipankar Dasgupta
Dipankar Dasgupta
17 de out. de 2022

How beautiful! I can hear the song so clearly.

Curtir
Reid Hepworth
Reid Hepworth
17 de out. de 2022
Respondendo a

Thank you, Dipankar! 😊

Curtir

that sound travelling across flatlands. Wow wonderful.

Curtir
Reid Hepworth
Reid Hepworth
17 de out. de 2022
Respondendo a

Thank you, Robert!

Curtir
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