Name: Sanjukta Asopa / Sanjuktaa
Location: Live in Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Blog: wild berries
How do you know Cara? Long before I knew Cara, I’ve known her poetry. Apparently, both of us were participating in the same kukai contests and I read and admired her haiku on Shiki kukai, Carribean kigo kukai, Sketchbook kukai and many other places before i joined NaHaiWriMo on Facebook in 2011.I don’t remember who initiated it…perhaps I did… but a friend request was sent and that’s how we became friends. I have always been amazed by Cara’s ability to come up with a stunning response at almost any challenge that is thrown at her (poetrywise) and I imagine she must be that way in real life situations as well.
How long have you been writing poetry? I must have written the odd poetry in my teen years also,but I started pursuing poetry seriously only in 2006 .Haiku happened in late 2007 or early 2008 and was a start-stop-start process till finally I could come back to haiku in the autumn of 2010.
What kind of poetry do you write? These days I write only haiku, a tanka once in a while, am greatly drawn to haiga and though I haven’t quite got the hang of it yet, I dream of writing a haibun some day!
Please share a poem:
the distance between
this moon and that
(September 2011, Moonviewing party, Haiku bandit Society)
back to school
the whole summer
(The Heron’s Nest, Vol 13.4, 2011)
all that I want
to tell you tonight…
(Acorn, spring 2011)