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triveni spotlight : 19 june

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

theme: listening



the rustle

of old satin and tulle—

gardenias

Susan Beth Furst, USA

(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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Richa Sharma
Richa Sharma
20 jun 2022

Lovely poem! Evokes the scent of nostalgia. for sharing!

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Kavita Ratna
Kavita Ratna
20 jun 2022

Beautiful...to be set in a certain time and space where it takes on meanings that were beyond my lived experience...

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tanka anya
tanka anya
19 jun 2022

Hi everyone, sorry for not posting lately but I'm judging 4 contests. Also sorry to post this here, but if anyone has an email address for Milan Rajkumar and Christa Pandey, could you please let me know. They have won places in the Fleeting Words Tanka Contest and I need to send them certificates. Thanks and love ya, an'ya

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
19 jun 2022
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Beautiful tanka!!

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Omg! Sound, sight and then (an implied) touch! It has everything! Beautiful, Susan Furst and great selection, Geethanjali!

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Susan Beth Furst brings in the sound of old satin and tulle in this aural poem, that automatically leads us to the sensation of textures and the visual delight of gardenias. (Please do read Billie Dee's commentary below on the haiku - for the beautiful cultural associations and the rhythm of the haiku as well!)

On another note, the haiku took me to the rustle of Kanchipuram Silks in my own place - something that I associate with festivities and the month of Marghazhi (roughly Dec-Jan) where classical music concerts rule the calendar, and the rustle of silk goes along quite beautifully with traditional Indian Carnatic music instruments and singing.

The haiku allows me to step in and take what…


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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
19 jun 2022
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Yes, absolutely!!

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