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writeALONG! 30 January

Updated: Jan 30

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Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's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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Japanese aesthetics find beauty in simplicity and imperfections. We all know about the concept of wabi-sabi. It is not only important to accept people as they are but also it is equally important to accept yourself with all the flaws and drawbacks. 


mastered

the art of loving

myself

i let go of imperfections

& the need to be right


--- Pamela A. Babusci


I invite you all to write poems about finding beauty in imperfections; be it physical, psychological or intellectual.

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#2 2-7-24


sinking feeling

after hitting send

*typo


Jennifer Gurney, US

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Thanks a lot @Aparna Pathak for being here and for this amazing month of poems. Thanks from the thinkALONG! team, Muskaan and myself.

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Thank you @Aparna Pathak for joining us!

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№2.....4/2/24


patchwork quilt

bare threads still hold

the smell of breast milk


Nalini Shetty

India


feedback welcome


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Thank you Kala🙏

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#1 3/2/24


the labels

I acquired before

being born . . .

my forget-me-not seeds

flower in the border


C.X. Turner, UK


(feedback welcome)

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mona bedi
mona bedi
Feb 04
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Good one!

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#2


where winterberries

were

a flock of robins


Shawn Blair, USA


Comments welcome.

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Thank you, Joanna!

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