#Haikai Challenge #175 : Wolf Moon (Ōkami no tsuki)

  Alpha, fur sparklingwith new bright snow, calls them in –old elk, red and still.   image link here   Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that allude to either the Wolf Moon (Ōkami no…

#Haikai Challenge 174: Justice

Traitor Winter silhouette swings from a creaking rope asa blood red sun sets.     image link here Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to justice.

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

      Fluffy blanket cloudshug 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 twirlin…

dVerse — MTB 228 — Preston’s Rainbow

Reds, greens, yellows dance pirouettes in orange sky over indigo Grace is today’s host for dVerse‘ Meet the Bar.  Grace says: The writing challenge: Today we will incorporate music in our poem from the perspective of a synesthete.   Create your own Symphony.  Infuse your musical experience when listening to a band, artist or musical genre,…

#Haikai Challenge #155: remaining heat (zansho)

  Sun rides quivering leaves dancing with playful winds – warm apples redden.     Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: Write the #Haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to remaining heat (zansho).

dVerse — meet the bar — Late Summer in West Michigan

  kingfishers eat well as ponds shrink and minnows swarm — cicada’s sing   duckweed and lotus leaf blankets bob in the wind — turtles sun on logs   wrens eat water oats growing amongst late lilies – ants climb sturdy stalks   sunset colors leave moonrise against silhouettes – river frog kerplops   morning…

#Haikai Challenge 147: smoldering [hot] (moyuru) — The sound of heat

    Ditches dry, frogs hide; heat sings as cicadas wake – wind sighs through willows.     This is a second offering for the prompt, based on another happening this week. Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun,…