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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)

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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