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triveni spotlight : 27 august

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

Theme: Close Observation



Christopher Herold Port Townsend, Washington, USA Frogpond, 16:2, 1993.




I am pleased to submit the following selected poems from my personal "favorite haiku" list, one I've developed over the last 30 years or so. All have been approved by the authors; all include publication credits (except one from Patricia Machmiller which is unpublished); all are from the U.S. Pacific coastal rim (my region). I have chosen "close observation" as my theme, a guiding principle in my own writing, and a core element IMO for developing a Haiku Mind.

Peace,

Billie Dee


p.s. Under-lined book titles have embedded links where a reader can go to purchase the book.


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Kavita Ratna
Kavita Ratna
Aug 28, 2022

This made me close my eyes - and sit in stillness for a while. The fragility of the web strands and the tenacity of the mountain - from one to another - and everything else that weaves the universe into a whole. Wow.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Aug 27, 2022

I love this and I've always enjoyed Christopher's haiku.

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Aug 27, 2022

Oh, what a sight - from thorn to thorn, so delicate yet so strong!

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Richa Sharma
Richa Sharma
Aug 27, 2022

Brilliant haiku. Effortless moment that enlightens!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Aug 27, 2022

Spider doesn't need any grip to weave its web, but here L2 'from thorn to thorn' has captured the image that nothing in the creation is unwanted. All of them have their own way to survive.

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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
Aug 27, 2022
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Lovely comment, Lakshmi. Insightful.

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