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writeALONG! 8th August

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: Shloka Shankar


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Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's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 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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Let’s go back to the building blocks of language this week. Play with aspects of grammar, different kinds of punctuation, and everything else in between that comprises language by choosing an element to write about in your poem. It could be an interrobang, morphemes, or the subjunctive. Below are some examples:


poems

without verbs

the heat


– Joyce Clement

Oxford comma—

the attention

you pay me


– Shloka Shankar


being without grammar wildflowers

– Srini



between thoughts the inconvenience of conjunctions

– Surashree Joshi

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Firdaus Parvez
Firdaus Parvez
Aug 14, 2023

#2


menopause. after the period still going


Feedback welcome. :)

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Firdaus Parvez
Firdaus Parvez
Aug 15, 2023
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Thanks for pointing out the typo :)

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#2

final version

hash(tag) you're it


originals:

#you'reit


or


hash(tag) you're it


feedback welcome

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Firdaus Parvez
Firdaus Parvez
Aug 14, 2023
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Very clever. I like the second one.

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#1


baseball stadium all the SHOUTING in Caps


feedback welcome

12/8/23

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Aug 13, 2023
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Very well done!

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Firdaus Parvez
Firdaus Parvez
Aug 12, 2023

#1 12/08/23


too excited

to pop the question

interrobang


Feedback always welcome.


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Firdaus Parvez
Firdaus Parvez
Aug 13, 2023
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Thank you 😊

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Aug 10, 2023

#1 - 11/08/23


to compliment

or to complement

some don't ask


Kanjini Devi

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