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.
the white curtain full
--- K. Ramesh
how twilight sneaks up
on the perfect day
---- Jim Chessing