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dVerse — MTB 227 — Angels Near

Once peery twinkles, now opaque orbs. Ears batten, echoed messengers. Loved ones murmur denouement. Angels' whooshes take me home. Image:  "Angel Wings and Heaven," by Sherri's of Palm Springs. Frank J. Tassone is today's host of dVerse' Meet the Bar.  Frank says: Let us write our own Jisei. Write a haikai (haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka,… Continue reading dVerse — MTB 227 — Angels Near

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dVerse — MTB 227 — Still

  Feathers flash -- then thump.Is the chickadee stunned; orsomething more final?In the morning, still she lies;Night hunters left her intact.   Frank J. Tassone is today's host of dVerse' Meet the Bar.  Frank says:Let us write our own Jisei. Write a haikai (haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka, Gogyohka) or haikai-esque poem that reflects on imminent… Continue reading dVerse — MTB 227 — Still

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#Haikai Challenge #159/#160: Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) — winged company

They waddle cushioned green feedbeds, nibbling new shootsin crisp autumn air.They rise as one, one pink dawn,Wings in formation, on the way...     The Aleutian Canada Goose is mostly a herbivore, and is a primary consumer. They eat: grasses, berries, sedges, aquatic vegetation, legumes, succulents, clover, cultivated grains, corn, wheat, barley, soybean, and seeds.… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #159/#160: Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) — winged company

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Haikai Challenge #158: Harvest Moon (meigetsu) and dVerse OLN — Chang’e

Moon Goddess Milk skin, coal hair, hersilk robes once swished earthbound;now moonlight grace shines down.Mid-autumn Harvest honorsher with humble offerings.   From Traveling China Guide Chang'e (Chang E) Flying to the Moon is the most widely told Mid-Autumn Festival legend. It is said that in ancient times, ten suns existed in the sky and the… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #158: Harvest Moon (meigetsu) and dVerse OLN — Chang’e

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#Haikai Challenge #156: new coolness (shinryoo)

Mama leads five jakesDawdled pecking crosst the roadPapa follows, lookoutAutumn's new coolness arrivesWarm feathered huddles in night trees   This morning on my trip to the library, I waited and watched a family of turkeys crossing the road. It seems a little late for jakes, but what do I know. Note: Adult male turkeys are… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #156: new coolness (shinryoo)

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#Haikai Challenge #153: cricket (koorogi) / #154: morning-glory (asagao)

  dewy flags unfurl to fall wind's bright trumpets tired crickets now sleep morning glories open us to the new day's chorus     https://youtu.be/e0TInLOJuUM         top image link here bottom image is  from the collection called Momoyogusa = Flowers of a Hundred Generations by Kamisaka, Sekka (b1866-d1942) from The New York… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #153: cricket (koorogi) / #154: morning-glory (asagao)

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dVerse — Poetics — Night Harvest

Night Harvest Farmer neighbors join hands, bringing in the sheaves under a wheat moon while babies curl in baskets dreaming of milky warm breasts   https://youtu.be/p7yMUIezLSE   image:  "The Harvest Moon," by Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) Rosemarie Gonzales is today's host at dVerse.  Rosemarie says: Write a poem about or with “wheat” and its possible variations.

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Haikai Challenge #151: first (autumn) storm (hatsu arashi) / Darkness (Yami)

https://youtu.be/460NixHdIP8   First Autumn Storm Dense saunal mist begs dark clouds' rumbled promises – buckets poured gain trust. Grass greens as we hear its thrum, Inhaling cool autumn breeze.     Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga,… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #151: first (autumn) storm (hatsu arashi) / Darkness (Yami)

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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