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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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