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 All have been approved by the authors; all include publication credits (except one from Patricia Machmiller which is unpublished); all are from the U.S. Pacific coastal rim (my region).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


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.


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)


Love this one Billie.

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