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Haikai Challenge #157: Autumn Equinox (Shunbun)

Autumn Equinox' Color ClockBlue globe ticks a notchgreens splash to orange and redYellow heat turns down   Equinox Set ChangeBlue mirrored ripplesOnce framed with green are now brownSwans swim a new pond     Autumn HarvestHungry red squirrelPine nuts, sunflower seeds, pears Wrens eat fat spiders   Images:orange and red leavesswansred squirrel Frank J. Tassone… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #157: Autumn Equinox (Shunbun)

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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 #155: remaining heat (zansho)

  https://youtu.be/Uq4_Kir6uE0 Sun rides quivering leaves dancing with playful winds – warm apples redden.     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 remaining heat (zansho).

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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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Haikai Challenge #152: katydid (kirigirisu) — Katydid serenade

Grass-coated crickets serenade late August's moon – silver ears listen. https://youtu.be/TjM9tZE_bDg   image link here 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 alludes to the katydid (kirigirisu).

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Haikai Challenge #150: Sturgeon Moon and dVerse OLN

Late summer paddies glow under the sturgeon moon – shadows swim upstream.         Image: Ando Hiroshige - Mt. Kyodai and the Moon Reflected in the Rice Fields at Sarashina in Shinano Province, No. 25 Ando Hiroshige (b. 1797 - d. 1858)   Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #150: Sturgeon Moon and dVerse OLN

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Haikai Challenge #148: summer meadow (natsuno) Search for midsummer dessert

Black tree silhouettes against an orange canvas set a background for deer grazing the summer meadow. They step closer to the house – and the apple tree, hoping for small early fallen fruit; crunchy dessert after the delicious yet limp blades of grass.     This gogyohka form poem was inspired by an incident yesterday.… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #148: summer meadow (natsuno) Search for midsummer dessert

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#Haikai Challenge 147: smoldering [hot] (moyuru) — The sound of heat

    Ditches dry, frogs hide; heat sings as cicadas wake – wind sighs through willows.     This is a second offering for the prompt, based on another happening this week. Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun,… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge 147: smoldering [hot] (moyuru) — The sound of heat

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#Haikai Challenge #147: smoldering [hot] (moyuru) — Refreshed

Bees drink from the shore of a shallow inland lake – wrens splash in birdbath.       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 alludes to smoldering [hot] (moyuru).

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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