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writeALONG! 27th June

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: Sangita Kalarickal


Speculative haiku


Any purist might say that speculative topics should not enter the realm of haiku. For a bit lets

step outside of the realm, and see where our creativity can take us with the basic tenets of the

haiku form. Using the kire, the juxtaposition of two ideas (instead of observations). Within the

confines of speculative poetry lies the idea of this form exploring science fiction and fantasy

(SFF), horror etc. 

This week how about stepping into the realm of SFF or horror and writing poems within the

tenets of haiku, again without the explicit usage of cliche. 



Proxima b citizens 

report a UFO – 

Earth Ship One


---- Valentina Ranaldi-Adams

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sangita kalarickal
sangita kalarickal
04. Juli 2023

Dear all, what a month it has been! We went on such delightful journeys, wrote together, had engaging discussions, there were some excellent resources shared here as well. I, for one, had a blast! Some writing prompts were tough ( for me personally) but there were such fantastic responses! I loved how you all stepped outside your comfort zone and attempted speculative haiku. I salute you for it. Thank you all!

Thank you, Kala, Lakshmi and Muskaan for this opportunity. 🙏

Keep writing, all!

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Muskaan Ahuja
Muskaan Ahuja
03. Juli 2023

Sangita,


Thankyou for being here with all of us and encouraging us to come out of our comfort zone and write poems on different prompts each week.

I am sure that with constant practice and participation, the poets will see the improvement in their expression.

thinkALONG is grateful to you once again…

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sangita kalarickal
sangita kalarickal
04. Juli 2023
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Oh Muskaan, it has been my pleasure to do this! I enjoyed every moment. And I'm sure all the poets too!

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
03. Juli 2023

Thank you so much Sangita for the stunning write-up here and the response by the poets was amazing! It was a pleasure writing poems all the more with your constant feedback. Thanks much for that!

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sangita kalarickal
sangita kalarickal
04. Juli 2023
Antwort an

Thank you! You know it's not just me🙏

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Keith Evetts
Keith Evetts
03. Juli 2023

wolf moon

exactly where

we buried grandpa

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
03. Juli 2023

A tanka gembun:


Edited:


A man is a man is a man is a ...


when great-grandmother

became a young widow

her hairs were pulled out one by one ... a woman stripped of her being


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Edited:


A man is a man is a man is a ...

when great-grandmother

became a young widow, each of

her hairs was pulled out ...

a woman

stripped of her being why


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Man is a man is a man is a ...


when great-grandmother

became a young widow, each of

her hairs was pulled out a woman

made unattractive why?


feedback, please.

I know this isn't speculative ... more from reality but it's gruesome and so thought it…


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sangita kalarickal
sangita kalarickal
04. Juli 2023
Antwort an

Oh I love this! Your final edit is so striking and poignant, Kala.

Such breaking of the woman! It prevails in some form even today

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