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triveni spotlight: December 2022

A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! Hosts: Teji Sethi and Kala Ramesh GUEST EDITOR: K. Ramesh

Note by the Editor

​Sometimes when we as haiku poets compose haiku there is a certain joy or happiness that we would experience after composing a haiku. The happiness could be due to various factors:

for example, being available to register a moment and write a haiku or it could be because we found the right words and also a certain effortlessness involved in composing that haiku! This feeling is the gift we get for the haiku we have composed, and it keeps as going as haiku poets! For the December Spotlight, I wanted haijins to share such haiku!

-- K. Ramesh


Geethanjali Rajan

Mainichi – 6.12.2013

clear sky--

the vendor sells clouds

of cotton candy


Ashish Narain

(published in Under the Basho 2022.

backyard swing... the rhythm of her feet pushing the ground



Haiku Windows, May 9, 2018

(The Haiku Foundation )

just enough time

to see the falling rain…

hospital window


Mona Bedi

Acorn Fall Issue 2022

falling leaf—

my grief too

has no sound


Lakshmi Iyer

Honourable Mention,

The First Yugen International Haiku contest, Romania - 2021

mother gathers

a spoonful of stars ...

autumn light


Vandana Parashar

( Modern Haiku, 53:2, June 2022)


all night long the sound

of melting snow


Subir Ningthouja

(Selected haiku; 14th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest, 2022)

hard egg a chick refuses to break open

8 Shalini Pattabiraman

Haiku Dialogue, 7 April 2021

the turn of wheels

out of dense fog

a wolf's cry


Akila G

a special edition of haiku in Muse India, 2016, edited by Kala Ramesh.

last leaf…

what does it take

to let go


Kala Ramesh

Acorn: Issue #49, Fall 2022

swelling buds

I tell myself there is

a tomorrow


Vidya S Venkatramani

Under the Basho 2020

twilight skies-

nightfall on the edge

of a bat’s wings


Rohini Gupta

The Heron’s Nest March 2008

dawn over Dal lake

emerging from the mist

the flower boat


Quamrul Hassan

Italian Haiku Contest

condemned cell

through the small window

cherry petals


Raamesh Gowri Raghavan

Published in Issa’s Untidy Hut August 2014)


songs from

the tea garden


Baisali Chatterjee Dutt

Stardust Haiku

Issue 61- January 2022

flower seller

at the temple gate…

scent of prayer


Srinivasa Rao Sambangi

(Third Place, NZPS International Poetry Cometition 2022)

reaching shore

the mallard’s shadow

Regains its feet

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