#Haikai Challenge #12 (12/17/17): Winter Solstice #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

(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:

qbit– Haiku–Ever Falling Green Snow

Jules Paige– Light; opaque obstructions

Charley– Haiku: Snow on Evergreen

Jilly– Perennial

Petru– Tanka

Xenia Trans– Haiku: First Snow ; Haibun: Waves of Colour

Linda Lee Lyberg– #Haiku: Dichotomy

revivedwriter– Evergreen

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

Congratulations, all!

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!

UPDATE: I have added a Mister Linky! Hat Tip to Jilly and Toni for their encouragement!

Hereโ€™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!


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  1. I have added a second contribution to Mr Linky on Solstice Day before taking a short blogging break. Thank you so much for hosting this Frank and we wish you and your family a beautiful Winter Solstice and Happy Holidays! :o) xxx

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