writeALONG! 14 June

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja

guest editor: Lakshmi Iyer


In Indian aesthetics, a rasa literally means "nectar, essence or taste". Rasa are created by bhavas; a state of mind. Natya Shastra has 9 main rasas:


Shringara - delight/ beauty

Hasya - laughter

Karuna - compassion

Adbhuta - wonder

Bibhatsa - disgust

Veera - bravery

Raudra - anger

Bhayanak - fear

Shanta - peaceful

Haiku does reflect the state / moods of our mind in relation with the surroundings. Can you take the first three; Shringara, Hasya, and Karuna and express them in your poems?


Just sharing a few of mine, hope it makes a difference.

Shringara/ beauty, love, delight

.

growing up ...

her eyes meet her curves

for the umpteenth time

.

Hasya/ laughter

.

siblings fight

the dog barks away

with the ball

.

Karuna/ compassion

.

gun salute

memories of the lost

in golden letters



--- Lakshmi Iyer



Waiting to read yours...

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