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writeALONG! 19 December

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: Billie Dee


Please note: 


Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's monthly journal -- haikuKATHA, each month.


Poets are requested to post poems that adhere to the prompts/exercises given.


Only 1 poem to be posted in 24 hours. Total 2 poems per poet are allowed each week (numbered 1,2). So, revise your poems till 'words obey your call'.


If a poet wants feedback, then the poet must mention 'feedback welcome' below each poem that is being posted.


Responses are usually a mixture of grain and chaff. The poet has to be discerning about what to take for the final version of the poem or the unedited version will be picked up for the journal.


The final version should be on top of the original version for selection.


Poetry is a serious business. Give you best attempt to feature in haikuKATHA !!

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Celebrating Triveni Haijin


Many of our fellow Trivenians are already karumi masters, whether they consciously employ the principle or not. These two poems, in particular, strike me as solidly informed by Bashō’s revisionist concept.


mosquito whine—

mom’s hand fan

picks up the pace


— Daipayan Nair 



sunflower blooms—

a parrot pops seeds

for breakfast


— Neena Singh 



Prompt: Take a stroll around your neighborhood. Jot down some random juxtapositions you notice along the way, then write several karumi-inspired poems based on your notes. Share two of them here and join our celebration of Triveni Haikai. This exercise is called a ginko walk.



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