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writeALONG! 21 June

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja

guest editor: Lakshmi Iyer


Continuing from last week about the navarasa, let's take the next three:

Adbhuta, Bibatsa and Veera.


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Adbhuta/ wonder


sunrise ...

the ooh and aah's at the sight

of Mt. Kanchenjunga

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Bibatsa/ disgust


ancestor's property ...

legal notice sent

to the father

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Veera/ bravery


freedom struggle ...

huge massacres

in the history of battles



--- Lakshmi Iyer


Post your poems or share the ones you once read and that fit under each rasa.

Looking forward how you take the challenge...


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the pugilist

squaring up to

the young blood

veera/bravery

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jun 25, 2022
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Thanks for being here.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jun 24, 2022

disgust/bibasta


somewhere

between thirst and non-thirst ...

the everchanging me


?

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jun 25, 2022
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Actually, disgust is half abstract and half real. You want to show it fully and yet it comes out half-heartedly. I didn't get what you wanted to say. Though the meaning is coming through. 'thirst and non-thirst' seems like Vedanta to me.

Maybe


stuck between countless

choices and the chosen

the i

.

I am sorry.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jun 24, 2022

wonder/adbhuta a blue whale leaps …

the sky vanishes

into nothing

for a split second

where was i


.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jun 25, 2022
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Yes!! As usual, beautiful.

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Billie Dee
Billie Dee
Jun 23, 2022

Rewrite: (Adbhuta)


revision:

sudden starboard tilt . . .

Everest comes into view below the wing


original:

sudden port-side list--- Mt. Everest comes into view just below the wing


Thank you Kala

---Billie, Kiku Makura



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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Jun 24, 2022
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Thanks Billie for your valid haiku and comments.

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Janice Doppler
Janice Doppler
Jun 23, 2022

Bibatsa/ disgust


ripe tomato

in my hand

slug slime

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Janice Doppler
Janice Doppler
Jun 28, 2022
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I was thinking of picking a ripe tomato that had a unseen slug on it and accidentally touching a slug. It happened to me, was so gross.

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