#Haikai Challenge #171: Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki)

 

 

 

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Fluffy blanket clouds
hug winter moon’s cold curves –
dogs dream near the fire.

Snow owl disappears
inside winter’s cold moon heart –
pink wings rise with sun.

Frost moon brightens dark-
shadowed twigs scraping windows –
I shiver inside.

Dead tinseled trees rest
at curbside, row after row,
under a cold moon.

Mice on ice skates twirl
in pairs on winter’s pond while
Owls shadow cold moon.

 

 

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Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
Here’s to a new year, then. Let us celebrate by writing the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that allude to either Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki), New Year’s Eve (toshi no yo), or New Year’s Day (ganjitsu).

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Dora says:

    Just wow. This sent shivers down my back, it’s so beautiful! You’ve made this winter scene alive with sensation and feeling. A poetic tour de force. 😍

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you and glad you enjoyed the offering, Dora.

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  2. Janice says:

    I enjoy the variety of images and moods. 🙂 The skating mice are priceless.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Janice 🙂

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  3. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poem Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re always welcome

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  4. memadtwo says:

    I like the way each vignette scrolls into the next, with the frost moon at the center. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you much, Kerfe.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Happy New Year Jade!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Happy New Year, Kerfe, my friend.

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  5. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #5: Jade Li’s latest haiku #sequence for my current #Haikai Challenge!

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  6. What a fabulous haiku sequence featuring the cold moon! This is so lovely, Lisa. Great imagery, too. That first haiku is also amazing!! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you so much, Colleen!

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      1. Happy New Year! ❤️

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  7. A beautiful sequence Lisa and the image of skating mice is so adorable, even without the painting. Happy New Year from all of us here xxx

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Xenia thank you very much. Happy to hear you like the skating mice 🙂 Happy New Year!

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      1. Thank you Lisa! 💛

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