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triveni spotlight: 1st January 2024

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Vidya Shankar and Teji Sethi GUEST EDITOR: Vandana Parashar 1st January 2024

grey heron

upto his knees

in grey heron

— Keith Evetts

Wales Haiku Journal, Winter 2022-2023

I’m sure I’m not the only one maintaining a diary of my favourite ku. Unlike the personal diary, it’s an absolute pleasure to share the contents of this diary with everyone. They say that joy is doubled when shared and God knows the world needs more and more of that. 

The haiku and senryu I have chosen aren’t mere observations on the poet’s part. They are a lesson on how to choose and arrange the words to turn a simple observation into poetry. These are the poems which will make you realize there is much more to everything than can be perceived by our senses. A good poem should make you feel things you thought yourself incapable of and surprise you again and again into a sudden awakening and thus to a deeper sense of what it is to be truly alive. I hope that these poems will succeed in doing that. 

- Vandana Parashar

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Thank you for being our next guest editor, Vandana. We are looking forward to this month-long selections. Wow! This is going to be a treat!


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Lovely selection, Vandana. I too keep a diary and this one is going there for sure. Thanks to you and Keith Evetts.


I love seeing herons, thank you. A beautiful diary reminder.


A delight to know this made your diary, Vandana. (By the way, as written, there should be a space between 'up' and 'to' in L2).

I also note down favourites as I go reading, and/or verses that strike me as standing out in some way for discussion. The list comes in handy sometimes for the Haiku Foundation's commentary feature.

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Noted, Keith. The necessary change will be made.

Thanks for allowing me to share your wonderful haiku. 🙏


Lovely selection, Vandana!

Beautiful sensory image, Keith!

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Thank you, Amoolya. We have many grey herons in these Thames-side flood plains.


Happy New year to all Trivenians and poeta around the globe!!

What an amazing start by our Vandana! Thanks for surprising us each time.

Beautiful poem and yes, it is awakening my inner sensibility.

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