#Haikai Challenge #11 (12/9/17): first snow OR ever green #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renku

Another successful challenge in the books! Congratulations to last week’s participating haijin:


Jilly: Thirsting and SuperMoon!

Charley: Haiku–Full Frost Moon

Zander: Arid Haiku

Linda: #Haiku: Sacred

qbit: Haiku- Arid

Petrujviljoen: Arid

revivedwriter: Desert




It’s snowing in southeast New York. We’re expected to get between three to eight inches, or one to three, depending on which gambler–er, meteorologist–you listen to. My neigborhood, which yesterday was the drab fading freen and brown of Autumn, now glistens in growing white. With sixteen days to go until Christmas, this first snowfall of the season reminds me of the “White Christmas” versus “Green Christmas” debate–if that’s even a thing. Thus, today’s choice of unconventional kigo, first snow OR ever green.

Write a haikai poem of your choice in which you reference either falling snow or ever green. Feel free to use both, if you truly want to challenge yourself!

As always:


Here’s how the challenge works:

1. Write your haikai poem (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, renga, etc.)
2. Ping-back to the Challenge by placing a link to it in your post.
3. Comment with a link to your post.


Happy Haijining!


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