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triveni spotlight : 23rd 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

leaving him —

onion skins

in the vegetable bin Terri French


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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Angiola Inglese
Angiola Inglese
Sep 24, 2022

Leafing through an onion is like discovering more and more the less evident characteristics of a person with whom we live, or even of ourselves.


Dipankar Dasgupta
Dipankar Dasgupta
Sep 23, 2022

I am wondering who's the raw onion. He or she? If he is the raw onion, she has every reason to leave him. But there are other possibilities. May be she used onion in a meal she cooked and, when she is gone, he discovers the onion skins. If she is herself the raw onion, hmm... Lovely haiku.. Unless you wish to make it a non-haiku. Then just read it as : leaving him onion skins in the garbage bin. 😀 You can discover several stories, depending on the readers' points of view.

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