December’s guest-editor, Shloka Shankar, has selected 31 poems on the theme “Colour.”
This is what Shloka offers by way of an introduction to her theme:
Wassily Kandinsky noted, “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” Can you imagine a world without colour? Modern haiku would be quite drab without the rich hues that populate it every now and then. They are indicators of mood, a balm for sore eyes, an escape into fancy, and often a way of responding to nature and our surroundings. What does colour taste like? How does it feel on your skin? What sensations does it evoke? Whom/what does it look like? This winter, 31 poets explore the nuances of colour and synaesthesia in an attempt to keep the bleakness of the season at bay.