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writeALONG! 20th June

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: Sangita Kalarickal


Cliche in Haiku


I am sure many poets (and editors) would agree that some words and phrases are very popular among people, and so also among poets. Explicit usage of words for the season (winter scene, summer sky, autumn colours) or overly used kigo (cherry blossoms, sakura, moon) or words like memory etc. It takes an exceptionally different juxtaposition to make the cliches work.

This week how about using lesser-used words or phrases to describe the season? Or perhaps use words in surprisingly different contexts.


crickets chirping

the white curtain full

of moonlight


--- K. Ramesh

rosemary blossoms

how twilight sneaks up

on the perfect day


---- Jim Chessing

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Vidya Shankar
Vidya Shankar
26 juin 2023

fresh laundry...

the scent

of summer sun


(I know it's too late in the week, but will appreciate feedback if possible.)

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Anju Kishore
Anju Kishore
27 juin 2023
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I love that smell and feel of the summer sun on freshly dried clothes. Relatable ku Vidya 👏👏

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sangita kalarickal
sangita kalarickal
26 juin 2023

I wanted to thank you all for writing in. This has been a wonderful journey so far. If the muse hasn't struck you, hope reading the superlative ku by all these wonderful haijin helps? It has motivated me defintely, so, thank you!

Next week is a light and fun one, hope your quills are ready!!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
26 juin 2023
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It's been excellent, so far, Sangita. _()_

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
25 juin 2023

25/6

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Silent Valley

the moon lights

a hidden tree stump

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Feedback please

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sangita kalarickal
sangita kalarickal
26 juin 2023
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Love this Lakshmi!

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Vidya Shankar
Vidya Shankar
24 juin 2023

oooh, the cliches! Another interesting writeALONG, @sangita kalarickal

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
23 juin 2023

23/6

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dung-splattered street

the ek tara player tuning

a folk song


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feedback please

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Anju Kishore
Anju Kishore
26 juin 2023
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Strumming definitely sounds better Lakshmi. Ektara is one word.

Lovely rustic images there ❤️

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