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triveni spotlight: 23rd April 2023

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Teji Sethi and Kala Ramesh GUEST EDITOR: Ashish Narain



brushing off sand

I walk what's left of

the pine dunes

my time here passes by

like the birds overhead


Gene Murtha

Ribbons 5:2


This month is going to be a treat for our members. _()_ Thank you so much, Ashish.

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Ashish Narain
Ashish Narain
24 abr 2023

Beautiful tanka. I especially like L3- "pine dunes." Such an unusual and vivid desciption that it can only refer to a few places. The last two lines too- are they zen? wistful? Perhaps both. Masterful!

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What a beautiful tanka. It does sound as if he is talking about the end of his life.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
23 abr 2023

Beautiful tanka. He was such an enigmatic person. He knew everything about birds and wanted to bring out an anthology on bird haiku and I remember sending him my haiku. But it neve happened.

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I remember him talking about birds— I never saw him post a tanka, did not know he wrote them too. This is a vivid sketch of the Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey.

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