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triveni spotlight : 19 august

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

Theme: Close Observation



spring thunder from the center of a pine stump a pine

Naia Temecula, California, USA

The Heron’s Nest, III.7, 2001. (Editor’s Choice Award)


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 All have been approved by the authors; all include publication credits (except one from Patricia Machmiller which is unpublished); all are from the U.S. Pacific coastal rim (my region).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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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
Aug 21, 2022

I appreciate the layered meaning of this ku. To me it is full of hope: we all have a center from which new life can spring.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Aug 20, 2022

Loved this. The same as in Plantations. Interconnected, I have a haiku in that. Need to polish that up.

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Aug 20, 2022

I witness this on a regular basis with green onions in my garden, in the center of each cut stem, there's a new one. Beautiful observation, Naia.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Aug 19, 2022

Naia has shown how life in all forms knows how to survive.


spring thunder

from the center of a pine stump

a pine


L1 seems to be a wake-up call :))

Nicely done.

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Reid Hepworth
Reid Hepworth
Aug 19, 2022

Yes! Love it!

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