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#Haikai Challenge #125: hawk (taka)

Spring's sun melts snow Hawk's shadow warns too late -- Seeds left uneaten.     Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of you choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the hawk (taka) This is my second attempt at a… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #125: hawk (taka)

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#Haiki Challenge #113 — fallen leaves (ochiba)

Words fall in Autumn like leaves, wet and fading -- an old man's life ends.   The haiga was written in honor of Matsuo Basho, whose painting here inspired me, as the characters look like falling leaves. Haiga is a Japanese concept for simple pictures combined with poetry, usually meaning haiku. In Basho's time, haiga… Continue reading #Haiki Challenge #113 — fallen leaves (ochiba)