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#Haikai Challenge #146: Buck Moon

Moon's churned cream glows bright while fireflies and rabbits play; thunder's promise grows. Grazing bucks nibble clover's sweet dew as velvet blossoms. Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: The July full moon, the Buck Moon: The next full Moon will occur on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at 12:44AM ET, and is… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #146: Buck Moon

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#Haikai Challenge #144: Summer Solstice Midsummer (manastu) I — Day at the beach

  Blue skies linger as plovers skitter down the shore; Waves whoosh lullabies. Gulls wheel as minnows flash, catching dayflies at surface. Solstice days extend. Cloud's shadows dance along bright beach umbrellas while babies sleep in cool shade. Sunset is still hours away.   I tried to put the double tankas side by side but… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #144: Summer Solstice Midsummer (manastu) I — Day at the beach

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Haikai Challenge #138 (5/9/20): fawn (kanoko) and dVerse OLN 051420

i Pit stop trailside, I Walk through the tall grass, then squat – Soft brown eyes meet mine. Tan fur, curled and spotted, rests. My bizness done, we part ways.   ii Mother looks both ways, crosses country road at dusk – fawns dawdle after. She shows the way through the fence And where to… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #138 (5/9/20): fawn (kanoko) and dVerse OLN 051420

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Haikai Challenge #134: Easter Lily

Among the crocus, A rainbow Easter lily Rises this morning. Hummingbirds and butterflies Somersault, waiting their turns. 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 Easter Lily.

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#Haikai Challenge #133: twittering (saezuri)

Morning's pink-gold sun Rises behind the pine row Mist shrouds dewed, still grass Last year's garden twitters as Birds peck seeds in the litter       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… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #133: twittering (saezuri)

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#Haikai Challenge #129: Super (Worm) Moon — Spring Wormdance

The annual dance for March equinox' full moon – sugarplum faeries whirl legless androgynous dancers, curling to and fro.     Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: When a Full Moon takes place when the Moon is near its closest approach to Earth, it is called a Super Full Moon. When there… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #129: Super (Worm) Moon — Spring Wormdance

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Cloud Streets

From mlive.com: By Tanda Gmiter | tgmiter@mlive.com The Arctic cold snap that is pushing through the Great Lakes today and tomorrow might make being outside feel brutally frigid, but it’s doing some really lovely things to the clouds overhead. This freezing air pouring over our warmer Great Lakes is creating “cloud streets” - nice little… Continue reading Cloud Streets

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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)