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triveni spotlight : 19 july

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

Theme: hand play


low-flying geese

only our fingertips

touch

Tanya McDonald

The Heron’s Nest

Vol. XXIII, No. 1 (March 2021)


All these poems were originally published in The Heron's Nest. I chose to confine my search there not just for the quality but also for the convenience of its online archive. Guest Editor: Scott Mason



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Alan Summers
Alan Summers
Jul 19, 2022

low-flying geese

only our fingertips

touch


Tanya McDonald


For some reason the sound of geese makes me homesick, even if initially I do not know which home.


I can imagine either the author felt that she could, might be able to, touch a wingtip with a fingertip, with mutual permission of course OR that the author is someone else, and that they touched fingertips in both an imitation of the geese, and also that they wanted to connect human to human. This might be a friend, a lover, even a stranger, but the haunting calls of the geese can make us realise a special homing signal, and wanting connection.


warm regards,

Alan

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Alan Summers
Alan Summers
Jul 20, 2022
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Yep, as I said in an earlier post, no visible punctuation works well, and the format is best as a tercet rather than one line or a duostich.


I don't always like one word last lines but it works here, I feel.


Alan

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jul 19, 2022

low-flying geese

only our fingertips

touch


Tanya McDonald


I've touched clouds at Dharamshala...

They say in Lonavla, you can touch the heavy monsoon clouds in July.

Been living there - but could never do that ... I think it's not every time, every year.

Must be fun, though.


But, touching low-flying geese is another thing altogether!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jul 19, 2022

Lovely!

I remember touching the low-sailing clouds in Meghalaya where you can actually touch them. In fact, they seem to pass through your face, eyes and head. Such a beautiful experience!

Thanks team.

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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
Jul 20, 2022
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Yes, I can relate to this, as Shillong is just a hundred kms from my place...

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