Haikai Challenge #170: Christmas Queen

She of red-crested head, hungry,dwarfs her cagemate with grace.Queen of woodpeckers visitsthis Christmas morning. image link Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge. Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states, or alludes to, any of the Kigo cited above. Please reference which Kigo/Date to…

#Haikai Challenge #143: Choose-your-own Summer Kigo — one night in June

short cool night wellspring mists settle frogs huddle in the mud the silver kimono falls from her warm shoulders 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 the summer (or winter) kigo that you select…

What do you see? #23 and dVerse OLN — One

Open book God reads our story How it starts How it ends And everything in between One page at a time We’re alive! Interesting times Unfolding Together Holding spirit in our hearts One day at a time   Today’s form is a double shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5 x 2) Sadje is the host of What do you…

Thursday Inspiration 40 and dVerse OLN — Lead on

I dreamed you, sinews stretched beneath silky fur, leading me, jumping, lean muscles rippling, towards the jungle.     Today’s poem is in shadorma form. Paula Light is the host of Thursday Inspiration.  Paula says: This week’s theme is jump and the picture is [above.]  Here is the song snippet from “Jump” recorded by the…