#Haikai Challenge #117: Midwinter (mafuyu)

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Dark’s pendulum swings
heavy, to its furthest reach –
dawn a memory

Midwinter night, Luna’s lost
Clouds sputter confused snow

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senyru, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to either midwinter (mafayu), midsummer (manastu), or the winter/summer solstice.

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  1. Gina says:

    love the image of the heavy pendulum representing time and memory

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gina thank you very much. It does feel that way this time of year. I hope you will write haiki for Frank’s prompt (pretty please?)

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      1. Gina says:

        it was spooky reading your poem this morning as I wrote a few verses in my notebook last night and the word pendulum was in the first line! yikes! No promises!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          That is kind of spooky, but a good spooky. Ok ok if the spirit moves you maybe I will be lucky to see one.

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  2. rothpoetry says:

    Very nice Jade! I love the idea of confused snow! It is a perfect image!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dwight. It was so dark, the flakes didn’t know which way to go 😉

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  3. memadtwo says:

    I love the image of dark as a pendulum. The turning can’t come soon enough for me. I hate that it’s dark at 4pm. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hear you. I’ve been staying up really late and getting up around noon, so I’m not getting enough sunlight 😦

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I make myself get up early, otherwise it seems like the day is gone before it gets started.

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  4. dawn a memory

    oh. oh. oh. soft and good and eloquent.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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  5. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #1 (12/16/19): Jade Li’s latest #tanka for my current #haikai challenge!

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  6. Love ‘confused snow’!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks Linda!

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  7. Jules says:

    Ah, confused snow… or just plain confused weather. We headed south for a few days… and brought wind and rain with us. Looking forward to some sun. The wind is still making the palms sway, maybe in confusion 😉

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Happy Holidays, Jules!

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  8. Carol Anne says:

    brilliant! Loved it! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Carol.

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