Miya Ando’s Oborozuki (Moon Obscured by Clouds) at Nancy Toomey Fine Art, courtesy Marina Times
You listened for the songs and heard them! Here’s to you, Lark-loving haijin! Congratulations to all contributors:
Haikai Challenge Participants
2. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
4. Linda Lee Lyberg
5. Jane Dougherty
6. Revived Writer
7. Reena Saxena
|8. Vivian Zems
10. Merril D. Smith
12. Sue Vincent
13. Xenia Tran
14. Janice (Ontheland)
|15. Pat R
16. Jane Dougherty
18. Petru J Viljoen
And now, to this week’s challenge!
What a week we have coming! The 23rd Winter Olympics are underway. Valentin’s Day falls on Ash Wednesday. And Lunar New Year kicks off on Friday, February 16th! What’s a haijin to do? Check the season, look to the sky and find the common elements that inspire.
The moon will be 1% visible this Valentin’s Day/Ash Wednesday and 3% visible by Friday. the next New Moon is right in between, on Thursday. The themes of this week fall into place in light of the moon:
- Love blossoming in the growing moonlight.
- Our collective call to change our lives, as the moon wanes to new, then waxes anew.
- The struggle for Olympic gold continuing as the moon ever brightens.
All happening in this late winter that corresponds to traditional spring, with all the clouds that implies.
Therefore, your kigo this week is hazy moon (oborozuki). Write the haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, renga, haiga or any other haikai of your choice that states or alludes to hazy moon.
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.
Write on, haijin! Happy Valentin’s day to all that celebrate (and happy black Wednesday to all that don’t); A good Lent to those celebrating the penitential season beginning this Wednesday; and Happy New Year to those celebrating Lunar New Year 2018!