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triveni spotlight : 19th september

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Teji Sethi and Kala Ramesh guest editor: Stanford M. Forrester/sekiro

Theme: The Editor's Best Haiku from bottle rockets



shell of a cicada

a song

sung out Johnette Downing (br34/17:2)



Triveni Haikai India


Walking through some of the back issues of bottle rocket a collection of short verse


bottle rockets is a haiku literary magazine that has been in print for 23 years. At the invitation of Kala Ramesh, I have gone through ten or so back issues and have chosen some haiku, senryu, and short poems that I feel have contributed to the magazine's overall feel. I'm happy to share these poems with the readers of Triveni Haikai India. My only wish is that you will enjoy reading them as much as I have.

—Stanford M. Forrester/sekiro, editor of bottle rockets press




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Tasneem Hossain
Tasneem Hossain
2022. szept. 20.

Soulful song - life itself

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Dipankar Dasgupta
Dipankar Dasgupta
2022. szept. 19.

Superb composition! L1 goes as follows. Once upon a time there was a cicada. It had an outer self, a shell, and an inner self. And L1 speaks only of the outer self. So, the reader is warned in L1 itself. One might even commit the atrocity of suspecting that this haiku is all about the outer self. The inside is emptiness. Does it make L1 itself the "aha"? No, it doesn't and there lies the supreme beauty of this haiku. Clearly the cicada is no longer living, but what has it left behind? Go to L2. A song. It has left behind the song it used to sing. The memory of that lovely song of life. The reader already…

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Dipankar Dasgupta
Dipankar Dasgupta
2022. szept. 21.
Válasz címzettje:

I think I agree with you. The "aha" is not a necessity. But if it speaks out naturally/organically (?), there is no need to ignore it either. What's in a name after all ! Btw, "aha" didn't find a place in the index of Reichhold's book. Writing and Enjoying Haiku. At least not in the edition I have.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
2022. szept. 19.

Most poignant. death is inevitable.

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Angiola Inglese
Angiola Inglese
2022. szept. 19.
Válasz címzettje:

he sang his song then he completed the cycle of his life, like all living beings.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
2022. szept. 19.

Lovely!!!!

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
2022. szept. 18.

How sad, and so beautifully crafted!

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