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Daily Verse

Final Week, May  2024

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In Kerela
by Geeta Varma  27th May 2024


In Kerala,

In September,

The same light,

And same smells

Greet me.

Trees, leaves, roads and roofs

Shine in the rain.

Mother, frail, weak,

In a starched white sari

Has the same smile

As she opens the door.

Nothing has changed,

Except, the old house,

Now just a cloud

Of haunting memories.

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by Snigdha Agrawal 28th May 2024

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fads and fashions 


I stick to the six yards


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those five days

curled up on the sofa     

wishes creation had been 

more empathetic 

towards women


level playing field


whiteness superimposed with

  streak of vermillion 

  bindi on forehead

  glass bangles,



a seachange

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emaciated frames...

Parle biscuits

enough to put back      

smiles atrophied



By Govind Joshi 29th May  2024

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winds of change
a junk dealer turned mason
waterproofing the roof

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yellow leaves
under the lemon tree
change of guard

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silver hair
the unfulfilled wishes
he no longer longs for

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autumn morning
young bird's last day
in the nest


Haiku & Senryu

By R. Suresh Babu 30th May 2024

Watercolor Shape
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monsoon clouds

the blind meteorologist

describes a rainbow

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moon flower

the monarch

camouflages a moth

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touch - me - not

the extra salt

in his gruel

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By Vijay Prasad 31st May 2024

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last version -

i step into the wind

and become nothing

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tectonic shifts

🅸 v brate

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all her micro seasons retrobranded

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it’s the habits that replace me gradually

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after each application she refreshes her designers smiles

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altering my amino acid contents  a Kafkaesque situation

Biographies of Poets

Geeta Varma is a poet based in Chennai. She has worked as a teacher and freelance journalist for some time. She has to her credit two books of poems and is a regular contributor to a few online magazines. She lives in Neelankarai with her husband Shreekumar Varma and has two sons, Vinayak married to Yamini, and Karthik.

R. Suresh Babu is a graduate teacher of English in a Government Residential School in India. His works have been published in Cattails, Failed Haiku, Wales Haiku Journal, Akitsu, Presence, Under the Basho, Poetry Pea Journal and Podcast, The Asahi Shimbun, World Haiku Series, The Mamba, Kontinuum, Haikuniverse, Cold Moon Journal, Chrysanthemum, tsuri-dōrō and The Mainichi. He has done the art works for the Haiku anthology Bull-Headed, edited by Corine Timmer.

Vijay Prasad is a poet from Patna, India. He is disappointingly interested in life. He has a passion for haiku, language, philosophy, and so on ... He is published in Bones, Under the Basho, tinywords, Failed Haiku, The Mumba Journal, Haiku Dialogue, Prune Juice, among others. 

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