Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Shivaya

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Apr 11, 2013

HAIKU TEA : Session II - Will Hope Succumb

HaikuTea - April 2013 (19 Collaborators)

If you write, love collaborative writing, enthusiast of poetry and enjoy writing short verse like Haiku, Tanka, Renga, Renshi etc, then Haiku Tea sessions are for you... (Click here to join in for the Session III) Some weeks back I have had created a group on Google Plus for Haiku enthusiasts and through a suggestion of one of the friends, I started Linked Verse Sessions known as 'HaikuTea' on the lines of traditional Japanese style of public collaboration of writing poetry, where were quite popular in ancient Japan and China. These HaikuTea session at the group is getting to be quite popular in the group and the result - The Final Verse of 19 poets linked verse is for you to judge about the excellent quality of work these session produce... each one with their color and hue, paint the canvass of the emotions, feelings and thoughts in brilliant shades... Loved it.

The poets who are linked in these sessions are through invites only. If you are interested to be invited, please leave a comment on this link, (Click Here) with your concurrence AFTER READING THE RULES OF COLLABORATION.... 

The HaikuTea Session III starts on 15th April.

The previous two session was wonderful and will be published in various blogs, forums by the members as well as will be printed as a collection by end of the year...

Now the final collection of verses by the 19 amazing poets is given below and their name's and links provided next to their lines...



Life has scattered seeds
Waits for the memories to
Grow into longing                              -  
To relive past victories
To feel youth's passion                      -   
To Bring Back Things Lost, Many
Many Like Flowers                            -    

Many Like Flowers
tap muddy feet, delighting
one crimson petal                             -   
Open wide, drink up the sun
Now, tis time for fun                          -  
and profound reflections with
tender threnodies... (Funeral Song)    -   
life’s strewn seeds yielded thorns
will hope succumb?                          - 
Will hope succumb?
your freedom starts at dry grounds
take it, keep walking!                        - 
It is about the journey 
The road less traveled                       -   
To where It stands, Singular,
Calling the Walker …                        - 
Waiting for the memories
To help me forget.                            - 

To help me forget
greener grasses, purple haze
colour yesterday                              - 
thoughts so haunting
traveling through the air                    -  
My soul searches for love, peace,
Savoring the view                            - 
I pretend the clouds are hills
on the horizon.                               - 

On the horizon
dawn births the egg of fire
to sear the sky pink                        -  
With reflections of tall birds
Flaming with bright love                   - 
gazing at strangers
in this familiar photograph                - 

In this familiar photograph
memories lap at your feet
a forever flow of holy green               -   

To participate in this next collaborative poetry @ HaikuTea, please read the simple rules below… 

1) This is invite only effort, so you need to get invited. So leave a comment below to be invited.
2) You will have to have a Google Plus account and have to be a member of the Group Haiku at Google Plus
3) Once you are invited, you will be given a chronicle order, on the basis of your joining. You will have to write your linked verse, after a particular member which will be listed out on the HaikuTea page at the group.
4) At your turn you will have to write within 24 hours your own linked verse.
5) The linked verse have to have the first line as the last line of the previous linked verse and rest of the two lines you will have to create on your own.
6) You will have to follow the short form of poetry, preferably in the 5-7-5 Syllable format.
7) If, for any reason, you are not able to write your own verse within 24 hours, the next person in the order will be free to write his / her own verse, within 24 hours… and so on.
8) Each HaikuTea linked verses will go on till every member of the group has finished writing one of his/her own or if the linked verse has gone beyond 100 linked verses or a particular time limit which will be decided by the moderator of the HaikuTea.
9) The compilation of the individual verses will be done at the end by a person nominated by the moderator and/or the members.
10) Final decision on this collaboration is with the moderator.
PLEASE NOTE: You agree, by participating for this collaborative poetry HaikuTea Sessions, to be published in various blogs by the members (with due credit to each individual participating) as well as a final collection to be printed by end of the year. Look forward to your joining in the team…. Please click here to join HaikuTea....
Let me know if you have any questions.

To participate in the ongoing Session III at Haiku Tea, please click here...

नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

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