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triveni spotlight: 31 october

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

Theme: Raga in Nature

Journal: haikuKATHA




the breeze gently

lifts the last leaf...

perhaps

this is how

goodbyes are said


—Baisali Chatterjee Dutt



There is no end to seeing and hearing. The structure of the universe is infinite. Endless vibrating expansion.

~ Nanak


There are myriad sounds which pre-exist in nature and can be perceived by human ear. It is completely natural, both animals and humans to have profound reactions to certain sounds. Some songbirds sing from repertoires which use the same rhythms and note combinations as modern composers. For example, the canyon wren uses a 12-tone scale. The hermit thrush, on the other hand, sings in a five tone penta-scale which is common in Asian music. The tanka I have chosen to showcase, exquisitely capture the ‘music in nature’ be it the sound of ripples, a bird song, a cicada’s mating call, the rustle of leaves or the lament of paddy fields!


Teji Sethi

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Firdaus Parvez
Firdaus Parvez
Nov 01, 2022

Gentle, serene, beautiful!

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Baisali
Baisali
Oct 31, 2022

Thank you so much @tejisethi13, for choosing my work and letting it sit with your deep and meaningful commentary -- it truly means a lot to me 🤗

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neena singh
neena singh
Oct 31, 2022

Congratulations dear BaisalI your tanka is lovely & poignant. Thanks dear Teji for sharing!

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Baisali
Baisali
Oct 31, 2022
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Thank you so much, my dear @neenadi 🌺

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Baisali
Baisali
Oct 31, 2022
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Thanks @Amoolya 😊

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The beauty of tanka and accompanying prose, I cannot describe in words. Deeply felt and experienced. Thank you.

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Baisali
Baisali
Oct 31, 2022
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Thank you @Alka 🌺

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