(Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of winter solstice on northern hemisphere.
Image by Przemyslaw “Blueshade” Idzkiewicz.)
Look who ran the gauntlet of last week’s Haikai Challenge:
Jules Paige– Light; opaque obstructions
Charley– Haiku: Snow on Evergreen
Linda Lee Lyberg– #Haiku: Dichotomy
Zander– City Snow
Jane Dougherty– Haiku Challenge: Evergreen first snow
Vivian Zems– What’s This?
Toni Spencer– First Snow: hatsuyuki
Eufemia Griffo– Otata, December 1
Now, to this week’s challenge!
Christmas is eight days away. It’s the first holiday of winter. Even with snow on the ground here in New York, however, it is still fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Until December 21st–the Winter Solstice! The transition of seasons happens this Thursday. Therefore, dear haijin, write the haikai poem of your choice using the Winter Solstice as your kigo!
Here’s how the challenge works:
1. Write your haikai poem (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, renga, etc.)
2. Add the link to your haikai poem to Mister Linky (see below).
3. Comment, then read and comment on the poems of other participants.
Stay warm, haikai poets!