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triveni spotlight: 7th June 2023

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Teji Sethi and Kala Ramesh GUEST EDITOR: Lakshmi Iyer, June 2023


feuillemort—

the color

of his voice


Corine Timmer

Frogpond 44.3, Autumn 2021



Hello readers,


There are moments of surprise in the poems hidden in between the time and space that breathes and echoes a voice of the universe. Unlock the door to the poem that stirs to startle you for a minute. Walk through them. Question the perception and resonate that with your experience. What makes you pause?



This month is going to be very interesting. Watch out for this space, every alternate day! Thank you, Lakshmi. We are waiting to see the month unfold. _()_

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
08 jun 2023

From Corine Timmer

Thank you so much!!


I always loved the word feuillemort, it is such a rich word. The Meriam-Webster dictionary describes it as follows: "a brownish orange that is deeper and slightly redder than leather, yellower and deeper than spice, and yellower and deeper than gold pheasant. Also called autumn leaf, dead leaf, foliage brown, leather lake, oakleaf brown, philamot, withered leaf" The haiku inspired by this word was instantaneous. I could hear and feel the colours, sounds, and textures of autumn and everything associated with that season. It’s a very effective word to represent all our senses. An image of an older man (in the autumn season of his life) in a male setting jumped to mind. I imagined…

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
11 jun 2023
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Lovely, Corine. I enjoyed reading your explanation.

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RS
RS
07 jun 2023

Lovely haiku. Congratulations, Corine.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
08 jun 2023
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Thanks for being here.

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Vidya Shankar
Vidya Shankar
07 jun 2023

I have not come across this word before and I had to do a Google search for it. But even before that, I understood this is a special ku, that there is synesthesia at play. And I was not disappointed. A great poem, Corine. Beautiful selection, @lakshmi iyer

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
08 jun 2023
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Thanks Vidya!!

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Kathabela Wilson
Kathabela Wilson
06 jun 2023

A surprising haiku in more than one way! An unusual word... to describe color and even more surprising but understandable as voice "color"! I expected eye color ...voice is even more interesting. Personally, for me it evokes madras. Often piles af dead leaves, 5 pointed, each in a different gesture collect here... and so this color, and expression are linked for me in this interesting way. And rustle together with a gust of wind.... his voice! Ah, but we are starting another story! Love your haiku, Corine!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
07 jun 2023
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yes! Thanks for being here.

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Interesting word. I had not heard it before though I recognized immediately that it is French for “dead leaves.“ The definitions and images through Google where much more helpful for understanding the complexity of the colors the word represents. Lovely Haiku, Corine.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
07 jun 2023
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Yes. L 1 is very interesting.

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