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#Haikai Challenge #116 (12/7/19): Cold Moon

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

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#Haikai Challenge #114: Thanksgiving and dVerse OLN

Thanksgiving Alone Dawn, cold November Snowflakes blanket a grey sky Wet firewood smokes Warm hearth's gatherings distant No footprints lead to my door Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to Thanksgiving. image link… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #114: Thanksgiving and dVerse OLN

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#Haikai Challenge #111: withering wind (kogarashi)

Pine boughs bent with snow Hide birds from numbing death Withering winds hunt   Winter's shortened days Farenheit falls, wind gallops Whistling 'cross the plain   https://youtu.be/THwEGyBR5GM Lost in blind blizzard A traveler lays down Now warm and sleepy Horizontal winds bring Lullabies from heaven Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #111: withering wind (kogarashi)

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#Haikai Challenge #110 — Halloween and Samhain

For Halloween: Opal days wane, carved faces shine thrice in moon's light smiles sharing soul cake.     For Samhain: Stubbled fields' sun sets Cattle fall by bonfire's glow Toasts raised to fiddles Fairies flit in warm shadows Nibbling apple nut bread. Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says: This week,… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #110 — Halloween and Samhain

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Haikai Challenge #108 — Hunter’s Moon (nochi no tsuki)

Hunter's moon cloaked behind clouds glides soft and stealthy through ice crystal skies Warm breaths and hungry eyes starved For stars. Butter moon pounces.       Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says: FULL HUNTER’S MOON Most of our monthly Moon names come from Native American and early American folklore.… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #108 — Hunter’s Moon (nochi no tsuki)

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Haikai Challenge #107 — red leaves (momiji)

image courtesy of Wikipedia   Cold days hug cold nights Fire drains from earth and sky Inhaled by autumn leaves Rosy-cheeked maples whisper Secrets to tall browning oak   Frank 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… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #107 — red leaves (momiji)

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#Haikai Challenge #105 — Tsuki Shunbun 2019

Autumn's skywalker can't choose favorites veils clear for visits. Red-gold molton bauble gleams Drinking tea with ancestors   Frank Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the September Equinox (Tsuki Shunbun) Image is Moonlit… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #105 — Tsuki Shunbun 2019

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#MM Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip — tanka — Lilies in August

Lilies in August Caged underground to bright-petaled divas preening, their faces sunward. They call their many suitors, who crawl, run, and fly to them. 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 out a Tanka. The topic is… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip — tanka — Lilies in August

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#MM — Tale Weaver — Visiting — Long Black Veil

image link is to Dave Matthews Band version of the song but the first "h" is missing so it won't load Michael is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Tale Weaver.  Michael says: This week the task is to compose a tale in which the term/word ‘visit’ features.It could be visiting, visited, visitation……you go where the… Continue reading #MM — Tale Weaver — Visiting — Long Black Veil