#Haikai Challenge #118: Holiday Season

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Shattering Winter’s Night
Candle numbers change
But lighting is universal –
Flame shatters dark

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Winter Pheasant
Gold, green, red contrast,
Warm against the cold white –
Loud cry breaks silence

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Winter Holiday Evenings
Cats curl, warm, sleeping
Red green lights polka-dot fur –
Mouse sugar plum dreams

 

 

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to Christmas, hanukkah or the holiday season in general!

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. rothpoetry says:

    Very nice collection of Haiku!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thank you!

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  2. Do the cats dream about catching the mouse or eating it?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I don’t know. I’m not a cat.

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  3. Suzanne says:

    I’ve never experienced Christmas in the northern hemisphere. Your haiku make it come alive for me.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m glad I could help, Suzanne.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  4. memadtwo says:

    All reflective of the season. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It was so cool to see the pheasant again. He may be staying under the evergreens where Sunflower was at for a bit.

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  5. Reena Saxena says:

    Lovely! The first one speaks a universal truth.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Reena.

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  6. I like your images, the colours and the contrast, cold out warm in.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you liked them, thank you.

      Like

  7. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #1 (12/22/19): Jade Li’s latest #photo haiku sequence for my current #haikai challenge!

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  8. Indira says:

    Excellent take. Happy holidays and New Year.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Indira. Wishing you a Wonderful 2020!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You are welcome.

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  9. Carol Anne says:

    those images of the cat sleeping in the last one were great! I could just imagine it! ❤

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