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triveni spotlight: 31st October 2023

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Kala Ramesh and Vidya Shankar GUEST EDITOR: Keiko Izawa 31st October 2023


yūyake te yururu shizukesa kareki no mi

afterglow

silence sways

with the dead tree fruit


Sōseki Matsumura (1887 – 1982)

from Internet

dead tree: winter kigo



During this month, I’d like to introduce contemporary Japanese haiku, including kigo, which are referred to as “yūki haiku(有季俳句)”. In yūki haiku, toriawase (matching kigo and the remaining phrases) is the key point, not to mention its creativity and originality. In my view, Japanese haiku are generally simple compared to English (language) haiku, but the subtle sensibility is embedded within as the synergies with the power of kigo. I hope you enjoy karumi (lightness) blended with seasonality in these haiku.

Keiko Izawa

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Thank you for being our next guest editor Keiko Izawa You are bringing something fresh and this is going to be a treat for all our members. _()_

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
2023年10月31日

A lovely haiku to end this month with Keiko's amazing selection of poems and thank you so much!

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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
2023年10月31日
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Thank you too, Lakshmi for keeping reading the poems😇💕

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Vidya Shankar
Vidya Shankar
2023年10月31日

Another brilliant haiku with layers of meaning for the word 'silence'. It could be silence from the awe of the afterglow. It could be the deafening silence of the 'dead'.


Thank you, @Keiko Izawa for this one.

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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
2023年10月31日
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Yes, Vidya! Another thanks to you too for the efforts in posting the poems in the past month🙏

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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
2023年10月30日

This is the last haiku from me for this month’s Triveni Spotlight. My sincere thanks to ALL who dropped by here and took time to appreciate the contemporary Japanese haiku. I really enjoyed your various comments. Finally, my utmost gratitude to Kala for inviting me to serve as this month’s guest editor. Sayonara🌸

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
2023年11月03日
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Thank you, Keiko. _()_

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A wow to the haiku. It sent me to the Internet to research ”afterglow,” which turns out to be beautifully nuanced (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afterglow).

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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
2023年11月01日
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Thank you, Linda for all your comments here🙏

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