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writeALONG! 23 January

Updated: Jan 23

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: Aparna Pathak


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Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's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 (haiku/senryu) 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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holiday plans

to share a family meal

while we can

how little we know of time

that now may be all we have


--- Adelaide B. Shaw


It is often said that the family  that eats together, stays together. Family dinners have become a necessary ritual nowadays, in our fast paced life. Family not only provides a sense of security but also gives us  a sense of belonging. As most of us  stay in nuclear families, these family dinners play important  roles in creating a bond between members.


Write poems about family, relatives, relations or family dinners.

Looking forward to reading you all.

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Revision #1

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birds feeding chicks ...

noisy celebrations

on the window sill

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#1

28-01-2024


bird feeding chicks …

noisy breakfast celebration

on the window sill


Padma Priya

India


Feedback welcome

(Hope this will fit into the concept given)


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recipe box—

a well-thumbed index card

in my mother’s hand


Linda Papanicolaou, US

#2, 1/27/24

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This is so often true, a handwritten recipe handed down through the family - beautifully represented in this ku.

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Revised #3

26 Jan 2024

Thanks (Lev and Muskan)


moonlight dinner

lingering joy shared

with friends and family


Pradnya Joshi

Uk


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#2


Self-edit:


discussing

family issues with friends

crosswinds


Original:


discussing

family issues

crosswinds


Keiko Izawa, Japan

feedback appreciated.

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Thank you, Linda. Glad you perfectly understand it.

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I was surprised and flattered to see my tanka used as inspiration for haiku about family. I don’t remember where or when this tanka was published. I wish Aparna you would give the source.


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family reunion

another name gone

and a new one added


Adelaide B. Shaw

USA

comments welcomed

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thank you, Linda.

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