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triveni spotlight : 5th 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



first snow . . .

shoveling the leaves

I never raked


Lily O'Hare (br40/20:2)




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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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Sep 07, 2022

How I wish Stanford to give his views on the reason he selected this poem.

Knock, knock!!

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I can relate to this one from having lived in the NorthEast. Raking leaves in the fall can be onerous, because they keep falling and if you have oak trees, they drop their leaves long after the beautiful days of autumn are past. Even if you do rake and think you're done, the wind will bring more and when snow comes, your snow shovel will hit an impenetrable, sodden layer of leaves that you never raked. You find yourself wishing that you had gone out with that rake one more time...


Grin. I see it as a poem about penitence.

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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
Sep 06, 2022

nice ku, made me smile.

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Sep 05, 2022

Brilliant ku, 'never' is a strong word, and it makes me wonder because the haijin says 'raked' and not 'rake'...

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Xenia Tran
Xenia Tran
Sep 05, 2022

A beautiful, multi-layered ku - thank you so much for sharing!

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