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writeALONG! 13th June

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: Sangita Kalarickal


Ego in Haiku


This week I want to bring up a topic that is close to my heart. How do we make sure that there is the 'ma' or space enough in the haiku to pull the reader in and make sure the reader makes the haiku what they want it to be? One way to NOT do this is by the use of the poet’s explicit presence in the haiku. Using the first person definitely does this. So, this week, how about writing a haiku where the haijin is present in the haiku without being overly so?



homecoming —

the forgotten taste

of Tibetan butter tea


-- Meera Rehm

alone

in the waiting room

a box of tissues


-- Brad Bennet

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