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triveni spotlight: 9th January 2024

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Vidya Shankar and Teji Sethi GUEST EDITOR: Vandana Parashar 9th January 2024

November wind

the hollow places

that form a song

— Peter Newton

(The Heron’s Nest, Vol. XVIII, Issue 1, 2016)

I’m sure I’m not the only one maintaining a diary of my favourite ku. Unlike the personal diary, it’s an absolute pleasure to share the contents of this diary with everyone. They say that joy is doubled when shared and God knows the world needs more and more of that. 

The haiku and senryu I have chosen aren’t mere observations on the poet’s part. They are a lesson on how to choose and arrange the words to turn a simple observation into poetry. These are the poems which will make you realize there is much more to everything than can be perceived by our senses. A good poem should make you feel things you thought yourself incapable of and surprise you again and again into a sudden awakening and thus to a deeper sense of what it is to be truly alive. I hope that these poems will succeed in doing that. 

- Vandana Parashar

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Thank you for being our next guest editor, Vandana. We are looking forward to this month-long selections. Wow! This is going to be a treat!


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What a beautiful haiku.


I simply love this poem and I think, I had shared it once either on open sky or on Triveni spotlight in my stint as guest editor.


Absolutely beautiful poem and it does make a difference in our thinking. Thanks Vandana!!


I love how the different elements in this poem work together to create something so evocative. Thanks, Vandana, for bringing this ku to Spotlight.


How different we think. I captured a similar image just a couple of weeks back. Choosing an owl to portray the wind sound through the ajar window. Peter’s in my view takes it to another level. thanks for sharing, Vandana.

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