#Haikai Challenge #197, #195, #196 (Trifecta) haibun series

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Each night in June, I’ve added an addendum to my prayers to please be awakened in the night to the sounds of thunder.

Paling leaves wilt
in sol’s hot white stare —
fish wriggle dry ponds.

 

RESERVED for Darlene The Flooded Field 12x12 abstract art ...

Where we have had a weeks-long drought, plants and bird baths needed daily attention. Three days ago, steel grey clouds blew in and soon began to empty, quenching all.

Midsummer’s long rain
makes shallow pools of fields –
robins dunk for worms.

 

Strawberry Moon seen from S'pore a challenge to photograph ...

June’s many clear nights have passed observing lady luna’s slow disrobement.

Primed for finale
strawberry moon blushes
hides in the clouds.

 

 

I chose to write the haibun series in 197, 195, 196 order as that’s how the weather played itself out.

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Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:

Challenge number:DateKigo
#1956/12/21midsummer rain (samidare)
#1966/19/21summer moon (natsu no tsuki) / Strawberry Supermoon
#1976/26/21smoldering hot (moyuru)

Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to any one, combination, or all of the kigo listed above.

27 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Welcome rains quenching thirst of beings and earth.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! Everybody is happy. You should see the lightning bugs out there tonight. It’s quite the fireworks display 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        Aww, so wonderful

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  2. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I like that Lisa. I really like that style.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max, glad you like it. The prompts worked out just right.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        It’s just amazing so much can be expressed in a small framework…I know it takes some work to do that.

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  3. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #1 (6/27/21): Jade Li’s latest #haibun series for my current #Haikai Challenge!

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  4. memadtwo says:

    All the moods of summer. Is that your photo of the moon? (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes 🙂

      No, the link to the pic is at the bottom of the post.

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  5. -Eugenia says:

    Beautifully written trifecta, Li!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Eugi 🙂

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        Most welcome, Li.

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  6. A beautiful sequence Lisa and so glad to hear the rains have come 💙

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Xenia, there is an explosion of green out there right now 🙂

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  7. Jules says:

    I enjoyed the images, but your words speak volumes 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jules! It was a real weather rollercoaster last week.

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      1. Jules says:

        Stay safe!

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  8. Lisa, this was fabulous! Like Jules said… your words speak volumes! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Colleen 🙂

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      1. Your descriptions were perfect. Did you guys have any of the tornado activity? We could hear sirens but no damage. Thank goodness. ❤

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thank you 🙂 No tornado activity (to my knowledge!) Glad it passed you by, Colleen!

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          1. Same here, Lisa. 😍❤️

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  9. Very pretty and descriptive. We’ve been alternating between high heat and rainy days. “Sol’s hot white stare” was pretty interesting and poetic wording. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Susan 🙂

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  10. merrildsmith says:

    Beautiful words and cool photos, Lisa. Your poems really captured the feel of the heat and waiting for rain. I’m glad the rain finally did come!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Merril 🙂

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re welcome!

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