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writeALONG! 9th May

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja, Lakshmi Iyer

guest editor: K. Ramesh


TAKE THE CHALLENGE!


Tanka has more space when you compare it with haiku. One can express one’s feelings as well. In this exercise, you will convert the tanka given below to a haiku. Please note that you have to write a haiku that is as evocative as the tanka itself.


spiraling

a winged seed makes its way

to the ground

the strange beauty

of my own crooked path


-- Cherie Hunter Day



2) Select a Tanka which you have composed and try to convert it to a haiku. Share both your

haiku and tanka.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
May 17, 2023

My tanka- haikuKATHA, Issue 16

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father's HMT watch

still in his drawer . . .

i wind

the time backwards

to my favourite memory

.

The haiku version

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father's HMT watch

still in his drawer . . .

my favourite memory

.

Feedback please


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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
May 11, 2023

Interesting challenge, Ramesh


#2 One of mine: tanka and haiku:


i ride

in the bullock cart

my daughter

walks with the bullocks

keeping them company


bullock cart

and she walks alongside

talking to the bull


<>

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One of mine now.


the twists and turns

in a river's journey

to the sea

your long absence

shaping my days


the shape

of a river's journey

your long absence

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nice, each of them, Lorraine.

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the spiraling beauty of my crooked path winged seed

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K. Ramesh
K. Ramesh
May 10, 2023

I can see both the crooked path and the spiralling seed! Thank you for sharing it!

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