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triveni spotlight : 29 august

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

Theme: Close Observation



sandy boardwalk ants taking the gecko’s shape

Tanya McDonald Woodinville, Washington, USA

Frogpond, 43.1, 2020.




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 All have been approved by the authors; all include publication credits (except one from Patricia Machmiller which is unpublished); all are from the U.S. Pacific coastal rim (my region).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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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Aug 30, 2022

Beautiful image.

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Alan Summers
Alan Summers
Aug 29, 2022

It is an extraordinary sight isn't it?


How the missing body, now broken down, is for a short while taken over by another agency.


I'm reminded of this experience in Queensland, Australia:


high noon: half a bandicoot is the flies’ hum

Alan Summers

Anthology credit:

early version published: British Haiku Society Postal Workshops Anthology, 2000

Article: The Moon is Broken: Juxtaposition in haiku article Scope vol. 60 no. 3 (Fellowship of Australian Writers,Queensland journal April 2014)

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Love this one Billie.

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