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#Haikai Challenge #117: Midwinter (mafuyu)

  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),… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #117: Midwinter (mafuyu)

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dVerse — Christmas Mourn

Bells, loud echoes of the day Hearts stood still and teeth did knash Gone now, never gone away Ripple in from yesterday Rest you now, returned to ash Bells, loud echoes of the day Children in the snow, at play Miss one, now in frozen grass Gone now, never gone away Cap and mittens still… Continue reading dVerse — Christmas Mourn

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dVerse — prosery #7 — A Mother’s Love…

  I watched a metallic spheroid rise in the distance over the lip of the arroyo. A shiny dime in a green-blue cloudless sky, the sun's position behind and below it gave its outline a golden, mesmerizing aura. Sound below broke the spell when a calf bawled to her mother halfway up the ridge. Not… Continue reading dVerse — prosery #7 — A Mother’s Love…

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#MM Saturday Mix — The Cut of His Jib

Some fine ladies, fool or wise, Measure a man by the hue of his eyes. Some women judge, by moon or by sun The silhouette of his tushy buns Others scream at the sheen to his wavy hair While his smile can lay their wild passions bare Some go by legs, others by hands, I… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix — The Cut of His Jib

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#Haikai Challenge #116 (12/7/19): Cold Moon and dVerse OLN #256

Twelfth night December's Iced globe – blue light broadcast Above and below Cold moon bounces cross-country Nature's wordless winter song   In long night's silence Winter's moon is small comfort To cold loneliness Two castaways, far apart, Look up and share a warm dream     Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge. … Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #116 (12/7/19): Cold Moon and dVerse OLN #256

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dVerse — apostrophe — Cool Relations

Dear Snow, who comes and goes at whim, Dangling, tangling scarves here and there, Must you be so fickle and play until you stay? Perhaps this is why, when bundled, I love crunching you beneath my boots? Puny hairless human, how could I not try to toy with beings so ill-equipped for joy? Never once… Continue reading dVerse — apostrophe — Cool Relations

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dVerse — Wordless

Laura is today's host for dVerse.  Laura says: The challenge is to choose ONE or MORE from THE LIST of words BELOW and include it/them in the body and/or title of your poem. If possible, add a soupçon of hopefulness for Hope is the message in this first advent week! ageless ~ boundless ~ breathless ~… Continue reading dVerse — Wordless

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dVerse — quadrille — Coloring Musical December

one-dimensional snowflakes, nesting dolls, ornaments, gingerbread houses, sleighs with ponies, children building snowpeople, trees with red-winged bobbles, sleds pointing downhill, skates going “8”s Hynde's dirge Ukrainian carol Run-DMC's Hollis Carey's want Bing-Bowie's boy Eartha's baby Kinks-Elvis father blue Warning: Multi-sensory gestures may evoke spirit. De Jackson (aks WhimsyGizmo) is today's host of dVerse.  De says:… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Coloring Musical December

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#MM — Saturday Mix — Littlest Lions

  Graceful groomers, catnip crunchers Fastidious felines, Meow Mix munchers Leaping lithe, stalking sneaks Crouching carnivore, silences squeaks Day dreamers, dark darters 'Vian voyeurs, hairball hawkers Quiet companions, furry friends Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Saturday Mix.  Sarah says: For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled… Continue reading #MM — Saturday Mix — Littlest Lions

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#Haikai Challenge #115: Advent

Manger straw smells sweet Heaven's choir rehearses Bethlehem's star ascends Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says: Here in the Northern hemisphere the darkness lengthens and deepens until December 21st. Then the days lengthen. Is that not a sign of hope? What better kigo for this week, then, but Advent?  This… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #115: Advent