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writeALONG! 9 July

A TUESDAY FEATURE

hosts: Muskaan Ahuja, K.Ramesh

guest editor: Anju Kishore


Only the unpublished poems (that are never published on any social media platform/journals/anthologies) posted here for each prompt will be considered for Triveni Haikai India's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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I gather

one moon after

another

into my hands...

the river keeps giving


--- Kala Ramesh



This delightfully visual, childlike, yet deep tanka shows us how we keep trying to scoop up one illusion after another that life offers us until one day when they disintegrate, we understand them for what they really are. Either realisation dawns or disillusionment torments.


This week, let's explore the concept of maya or illusion in our haiku. You are also welcome to write haiku based on your own interpretation of the tanka. In that case your interpretation may please be added too, to help widen our horizon.


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1st Revision: Thanks to Kalyanee

15-07-2024


mist on the mountains—

unveiling the truth

the sunrise


Padma Priya

India


feedback welcome

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#2

15-07-2024


mist on the mountains—

the truth

will emerge in time


Padma Priya

India


feedback welcome

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Kalyanee
Kalyanee
7月15日
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It works for me. Let's see what the mentors think. Just one thing, the pause with the ellipsis should be after L1 or before L2 as that's where it takes the next turn.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
7月14日

Good prompts Anju. I'm sorry I'm unable to be much here.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
7月14日

#1, 14/7


mammatus clouds the field of motherhood I once relished


Lakshmi Iyer, India

Feedback please

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
7月14日

#2 - 14/07/24


your generosity exceeds my needs perpetual spinach


Kanjini Devi, NZ  

feedback welcome


Does this work as a senryū?

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
7月15日
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Thank you Steph, so happy to hear that!

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#2


in the realm

of sylvan deities

an Amaibi's chants


(The Amaibi are gifted the ability to communicate and bridge the gap between the other world of the Lai with that of our physical world.)


(https://sevensistersmusic.com/?p=175#:~:text=The%20Amaibi%20are%20responsible%20for,the%20Meitei%20they%20are%20indispensable.)


Milan Rajkumar

India


Feedback welcome

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