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triveni spotlight : 5 june

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

theme: listening



bhumichampa the earth gives away

its purple secrets


Sanjuktaa Asopa, India


(Cattails, October 2020)


Note by the editor: The theme for June 2022 is ‘listening’. I hope you enjoy the music, sounds, and silences of nature in these showcased poems of close observation.






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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
Jun 20, 2022

I'm guessing you already know the shell's echo is Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, i.e., echo of the Big Bang. Such a Universe we live in!

---Billie, Kiku Makura

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Nani Mariani
Nani Mariani
Jun 09, 2022

mosquito buzzing

able to entertain

me ...

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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
Jun 06, 2022

I enjoyed this poem, especially the theme's implication that there is something to be heard from a flower, though admittedly, one must listen very carefully to hear the message. Maybe in that focused stillness you become aware of a tiny insect song, or the nearly inaudible micro-hum of the plant's root zone, or the soft breeze-music stirring the leaves---maybe, even your own pulse as it quickens in presence of beauty . . . let your imagination go, discover the Earth's purple secrets as you tune into your innate haiku mind.

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Thank you a lot for the beautiful analysis, Billie Dee!

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Nani Mariani
Nani Mariani
Jun 05, 2022

Congratulations dear Sanjuktaa!!

implied message let's take care of the earth .haiku extraordinary meaning

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Vidya Shankar
Vidya Shankar
Jun 05, 2022

A true example of less is more. So many elements, so few words. Wow!

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Marcie Wessels
Marcie Wessels
Jun 05, 2022
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The name alone has a wonderful musicality, doesn't it?

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