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triveni spotlight : 29th 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

sixty-four colors

she crayons the house

the dog, the sky red

Michael Ketchek


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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Oct 02, 2022

I am not sure if I understood this clearly. However, I thought it was enjoyable. A child uses the 64 crayola crayon colours to colour the house she drew. But when it came to a/the dog and the sky, she coloured them red. I feel the poet is viewing the colours through a child's eyes. But I see something deeper too. As a child grows, her vision of the world around her is not allowed a natural evolution. One really doesn't know why she coloured the sky red, unless she was drawing the picture around sunset time. But I feel the haiku reads better if the red sky or the dog are viewed as the child's perception without guidance from…

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