Haikai Challenge #177: Still Cold (yokan)/New Year (Shinnen) — Lost in the Blizzard and dVerse OLN

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Lost in the blizzard,
my boots crunch an unknown path –
still, I hear music.
Their hearth blazes; plum wine flows.
Sun rises pink on snowdrifts.

 

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Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, let’s write our favorite haikai poem (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) alluding to either:
•Still Cold (yokan)/New Year (Shinnen)
•Mardi Gras/Ash Wednesday

Am also linking this to dVerse‘ Open Link Night (LIVE) that Bjorn is hosting. 

64 Comments Add yours

  1. Dora says:

    “Sun rises pink on snowdrifts” — So lovely!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Dora. I wish I got up early enough to see pink snowdrifts.

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      1. Dora says:

        Too cold. Imagining is better. 😀

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  2. If you have to have snowdrifts, let them be pink 🙂

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  3. hanspostcard says:

    Think Spring.!!!

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  4. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I can relate to this lovely poem!

    I wanted snow…well I am getting it! We are getting another 2-4 inches tonight and we are stuck at home.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ha ha! I bet Martha is loving it.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Yes she is alot…we just made some snow cream…it’s been a long time…probably three years or so

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        1. msjadeli says:

          What is snow cream? It sounds like ice cream using snow?

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            It’s a southern thing I guess…. You take two cups of milk, one teaspoon of vanilla flavoring, and a half cup of sugar or so…add snow…it’s awesome…it really is

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Well I have a lot of one of those ingredients 🙂 Will try it when I get the others.

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              1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

                You will enjoy it. It’s pretty much homemade ice cream. It is so good. Now down here they have an ice cream brand that sells “snow cream” year round.

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    2. msjadeli says:

      p.s. Thanks and glad you like the poem. Did you see I finally saw Vanishing Point?

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        No I didn’t see that…

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I sent you email a few days ago.

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            Hold on Lisa….I never saw that…let me check my spam filter

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          2. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            Yes my stupid spam filter got it….cool thank you…I will email back soon

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          3. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            I just sent it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Indira.

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      1. Indira says:

        Welcome, dear.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Sadje, thank you.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😇

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  5. judeitakali says:

    Must be a relief to heart that when lost in a blizzard.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, when so busy crunching with boots to find a way, to stand still and hear the music is a blessed relief.

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  6. memadtwo says:

    This has a wonderful opening up to it, like emerging from a tunnel. And great illustration. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much.

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  7. jazzytower says:

    Love the imagery in this! Nicely done.

    Pat

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, thank you, Pat.

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  8. Jules says:

    Beautiful words do justice to the image. Lovely.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Jules.

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  9. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #1 (2/18/21): Jade Li’s latest #tanka for my current #Haikai Challenge!

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  10. Lisa, your use of color in this tanka is exquisite and draws me into your imagery. Plum wine, a pink sunrise… lovely. ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Colleen I’m glad you like the tanka imagery. Thank you 🙂

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      1. You are so welcome. ❤

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  11. sanaarizvi says:

    Such a stunning close to this one, Lisa! 💝💝

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sanaa!

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  12. Ron. says:

    Haikai challenge met….exceeding well, too. Wonderful work Lisa.

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  13. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Oh boy, it’s Tanka time. You packed a lot in this tiny piece, metaphor and message. I missed you at the “live” OLN. I read BUK, my Bukowski ode .

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glenn, sorry I missed the live read, especially your reading of BUK. This week has been a struggle. Do you know if Bjorn recorded it?

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  14. Helen Dehner says:

    This is a gorgeous tanka …. gorgeous.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Helen ❤

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  15. rothpoetry says:

    A great Tanka Lisa. I am glad the end of your poem finding warmth and companionship in front of the fire.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dwight.

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  16. Ali Grimshaw says:

    You captured a feeling and created a beautiful image. I hear it in your words,
    my boots crunch an unknown path –
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Ali.

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  17. kim881 says:

    Your tanka tells a whole story, including setting, and I love the use of sound and colour, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kim. I tried to make it multi-sensory but still get a message in there.

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  18. Ingrid says:

    This is beautiful Lisa, it feels very Japanese to me.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Ingrid 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carol.

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  19. M Jay Dixit says:

    You took me into this beautiful painting with your beautifully crafted words, Lisa! It’s warm and pleasant inside, cold and beautiful outside. Brilliant!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jay!

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  20. Love the image… and the coming in from the cold is something I have tried a few times (but never with plum wine)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Bjorn. Plum wine is good for the soul.

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  21. merrildsmith says:

    So beautiful and evocative in a few words.
    But this is glorious: “Sun rises pink on snowdrifts.”

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Many thanks, Merril.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome!

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