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writeALONG! 6 September

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja


“All art is knowing when to stop.”


— Toni Morrison


Haiku is popularly known as “the wordless poem”. However, a poet cannot show the image without the use of words. Words that are clear and pin on precision play a significant role in Haiku for an image to shimmer and appear right to the screen of the mind. Emerson says, “What you are speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.” Things must speak to us so loudly that we cannot hear what the poet have said about them. Haiku presents us a thing devoid of all our mental twisting and emotional discoloration. It shows the thing as it exists, ourselves undivided from the object, says R.H. Blyth.


So, here I bring the horizontal axis ( that shows a concrete image focused on the present) of a haiku. Whatever common, uncommon thing it reminds you of or your own experience associated with it, please write below it and complete the haiku with the vertical axis (that takes on a deeper meaning, making a poem resonate long after it is read).



Looking forward to SEE the things you have experienced !

1. night rain

……………

……………



2. autumn wind

……………..

……………..


3. cold morning

……………… ……………...



4. starry sky

…………….

…………….


Leaving you with a beautiful haiku written by James Hackett:


A bitter morning:

sparrows sitting together

without any necks




Note: Please mention the number of poem(s) that you are attempting.


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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Sep 14, 2022

Attempting

.

night rain ...

grandpa's heavy breath

heard aloud


.


autumn wind

on the crowning glory

a new era


.


cold morning

father irons

my school dress


.


starry sky

I'm still searching

for my constellation


.


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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
Sep 14, 2022

Third set. This is fun! Tried to keep it all about food in this set:


night rain

plans of a hot khichdi

the next afternoon


autumn sunrise

curry leaves all over

mom's sambar


cold morning

the half burnt chapati

in flames


starry sky

an offering of til laddu

at Kedarnath

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Angiola Inglese
Angiola Inglese
Sep 11, 2022

Hi I want to tempt all four.


1.

night rain

a magnolia flower

in the sweet air


2.

autumn wind-

the restless eye

of a seagull


3.

cold morning -

the flight of a swallow

touches the sky


4.

starry sky

the head reclined

of the sunflower

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Angiola Inglese
Angiola Inglese
Sep 13, 2022
Replying to

yes, in the magnolia that I see from my window one of the last has blossomed, the season has now passed here


in L2

a last flower of magnolia ?? but there is already another article in L3

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
Sep 11, 2022

Attempting

.

night rain

frog's croaky sound

becomes a nightmare


.

autumn wind

in mother's monologue

her loneliness

.


cold morning

aroma of ginger

in every tea stall

.


starry sky

blanket of parijat

in my threshold


.


Feedback welcome.


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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
Sep 14, 2022
Replying to

Loved the second and third, Lakshmi!


I agree with Muskaan's revision

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Kavitha Sreeraj
Kavitha Sreeraj
Sep 11, 2022

night rain . . .

I search the drawers

for candles


autumn wind . . .

we search

for the banging window


cold morning . . .

my search for warmth

ends in an embrace


starry sky . . .

the stories he whispered

in my ear


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