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writeALONG! 25 June

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, K.Ramesh

guest editor: Nandita Mahajan


Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's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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For most living beings, conversations are a necessary part of living in a community and a social framework.



full moon –

the estuary geese share

their opinions


—Sandra Simpson



Children, adults, and the elderly all need to talk. A need for companionship, feeling belonged, showing empathy or seeking sympathy, …


Small talk when doing tasks together or in a gathering…



doing laundry

at the river’s edge

the flow of gossip


—Angelee Deodhar



…or deep heart to heart conversations where you get to know the other or relieve yourself of a burden you have been carrying…



I invite you to write a ku about a time when you observed people (or animals, birds, …) talking with each other. Where did the conversation take place,  were words used or were they mere gestures, who were talking, …?


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Dear Nandita


Thank you so much for contributing to thinkALONG! It was a great month composing poems on your brilliant prompts.

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new home…

the same arguments

resurface


Muskaan Ahuja

Chandigarh, India

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#1, 30/6


elephant rehabilitation

a rhythmic scrubbing

with the mahout's whistle


Lakshmi Iyer, India

Feedback please

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at the chai shop for a good strong dose

of gossip


Kala Ramesh #`1

feedback welcome

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Jun 30
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Excellent senryu, Kala! I like the play on "a good strong dose"!

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#1


moonlit dinner

ancestral stories

around the circle


Namratha Varadharajan, India


Feedback welcome


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Thanks Padma:)

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