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triveni spotlight : 25 june

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

theme: listening



autumn song . . .

the shadows hidden

in minor chords

Angela Terry, USA


(Cattails, April 2017)






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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Nani Mariani
Nani Mariani
26 de jun. de 2022

re-imagined while watching the funeral of one of the Heroes ( on television) . Accompanied by strains, the rhythm is so touching. The hidden sadness is still visible...

lovely Haiku

Thanks for sharing z, dear Teji


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RS
RS
25 de jun. de 2022

Lovely haiku. According to me, the poet maybe summarising something valuable, unforgettable, mysterious from her life...It opens up to multiple ways in which each one of us can relate according to our unique experiences.. Thanks for sharing! :)

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RS
RS
25 de jun. de 2022
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Also to me, 'minor' may suggest the more intricate facets of life which are probably more valuable to oneself...A very nice haiku :)

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
25 de jun. de 2022

At last! I could find an ellipsis and I could very well resonate with this. Lovely!!


'the shadows hidden in minor chords' - I get the feeling that the poet has keen interest in music too. Quickly looking up at Google, I read that minor chords are quite difficult than major chords. It has its own technicalities. And I come to the conclusion that there are 'shadows hidden in minor chords', almost to say that life has its own way to define oneself. The poet must have had her own highs and lows. In Western music, a minor chord, in comparison, "sounds darker than a major chord". Shadows are special!


Thank you Geetanjali.

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RS
RS
25 de jun. de 2022
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Lovely!

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Angela Terry brings us a haiku with stillness and music. The autumn song itself could be a song that is aural, visual, the changing colour of leaves or the stillness in whispering leaves as they fall. And the ellipse is a definite indication for me, as a reader, to still my mind.

The rest of the poem is even richer, with the minor chords - what emotion do they bring to you? Definitely, the use of 'minor chords' is appropriate for the latter half of the year - was my first reaction. And then, as Billie Dee points out, which of the minor chords - depends on which of the autumn emotions it brings you to - melancholy or a…


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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
24 de jun. de 2022

autumn song . . .

the shadows hidden

in minor chords


Angela Terry Beautiful haiku. Each word adds so much to the total feel of the poem. When a kigo word is added as a stuck-on - it seems cosmetic but here L1 is so much an integral part of what's happening in Ls 2 & 3. The resonance is most enjoyable. There is also implied silence here because of the word 'shadows' and that too they are 'hidden'

L 3 - talks of minor chords - which are generally described as sad. I don't know much about western music but I think minor chords are close to our komal swaras - the lower note as compared to the tivra swaras -…

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Thank you, kala, for that beautiful analysis and the link to swaras. How beautiful!

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