#Haikai Challenge #15 (1/6/18): Winter Storm or Artic cold #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #renga #haiga


Welcome to 2018!

A shout-out all of you that participated in last week’s challenge:

Haikai Challenge Participants

1. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
2. Zander
3. Jane Dougherty
4. Xenia Tran
5. Janice (Ontheland)
6. Jules
7. Alice

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And now, for the first Haikai challenge of the year:

This week, the east coast of the United States endured Winter Storm Grayson. Iguanas dropped from their perches in Florida. Long Island, NY, recorded over 12 inches of snow. New York City Schools closed (wo-hoo!). And New England may still be experiencing an Ice Age!




A woman photographs her English Bull Dog on a jetty next to an ice covered Cape Cod Bay near Rock Harbor on January 3, 2018 in Orleans, Massachusetts. Courtesy of Info New for you.)


No sooner had Grayson cleared out then a blast of artic cold settled into the New York Metropolitan area!




Winter has thrown down the gauntlet. So this week, your choice of unconventional kigo includes either Winter Storm or Artic Cold. Any haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, renga, haiga or haikai poem of your choice is fair game!

As always:

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.



Stay warm, haijin!


51 replies »

  1. And yet, this is nothing new. Well, except for naming the winter storms like hurricanes. It makes for better press. A few decades ago, when Janesville, Wisconsin recorded a record -64, the general consensus across the nation was, “Boy! I’m sure glad I don’t live in Wisconsin!”

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  2. Hi Frank- Checking to ensure the pingback worked. I have had some issues recently. Sorry I missed last week, I have a hard time finding your challenge sometimes! And I have your page bookmarked too. πŸ™‚

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