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#Haikai Challenge #123: first sparrows [twittering] (hatsusuzume)

Pink blanket pulled up Behind frozen bones of trees -- Sparrow's silhouette Snuggling in my warm bed Wakened, with Spring, by his song 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 states or alludes to… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #123: first sparrows [twittering] (hatsusuzume)

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#Haikai Challenge #121 (1/13/20): take down pine (decorations) (matsu osame)

  After the 'Tis Holiday cheer Vapors in January Misty memories Fruity glogg to up neat Spirit boxed with ornaments 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, etc.) that alludes to take down pine (decorations) (matsu… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #121 (1/13/20): take down pine (decorations) (matsu osame)

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#Haiki Challenge #120: Wolf Moon (Okami Tsuki)

Frosting fingers reach, reflected in blue lake ice -- small creaks, night neighbors Above floats winter's wolf moon Wind calls -- rabbits crouch; listen. Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says: A full moon arrives by January 10. The January Full Moon is often called the Wolf Moon. Other names include… Continue reading #Haiki Challenge #120: Wolf Moon (Okami Tsuki)

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#Haikai Challenge #119: New Year (Shinnen) — Season’s Cloth

Season's Cloth Old year put to sleep under a green-white brocade -- dreaming forevermore. Winter's dark blanket awaits Light germinates a New Year   https://youtu.be/YQd-RdcIjm0   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… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #119: New Year (Shinnen) — Season’s Cloth

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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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#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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#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