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triveni spotlight : 7 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 song breath

of a mockingbird 

at my window 

fogging up the panes ... 

poems I long to read


— Daipayan Nair





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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Milan Rajkumar
Milan Rajkumar
16 okt. 2022

One of the best tanka! Congrats Daipayan! I could feel the sudden urge of the poet by a simple act of mockingbird. Yet how intense the mind of a poet, ...a small act that opens the gate of fathomless literary world.

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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
09 okt. 2022

It's a treat to read such deep, insightful interpretations. Thanks to Kala and Teji for featuring my work in this amazing platform! I am still in awe!

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Gauri
Gauri
09 okt. 2022

Beautiful

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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
09 okt. 2022
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Thanks, Gauri!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
08 okt. 2022

Beautiful!! Loved the selections.

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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
09 okt. 2022
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Thanks, Lakshmi!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
07 okt. 2022

Lovely choice, Teji. Congrats, daipayan. Each line is beautiful.

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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
09 okt. 2022
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Thanks, Kala, for the feature!

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