#Haikai Challenge #22 (2/24/18): Barely Spring (haru asashi) #haiku #senryu #haiku #tanka #haiga #renga



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Thank you, haijin! Thirteen of you took time to smell the rose:


Haikai Challenge Participants

1. Jane Dougherty
2. Vivian Zems
3. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
4. Merril D. Smith
5. Jules
6. Petru J Viljoen
7. Xenia Tran
8. qbit
9. Jilly
10. Revived Writer
11. rick daddario
12. Janice (Ontheland)
13. Linda Lee Lyberg

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Let’s look ahead to this week’s challenge!


New York’s bi-polar weather continues! It’s just past 50 degrees farenheit (10 degrees celsius). My wife, Mira, and I hiked a six-mile loop in seventy degrees F (21 degrees C) on Wednesday! The next day, the temperature didn’t break 45 degrees F (7 degrees C).

Spring is coming, and Winter ain’t happy!

This week, let’s return to a traditional kigo–one appropo of this fine New York Weather. Haru asashi translates loosely as barely Spring. It aptly accounts for this transitional weather and emerging change of seasons. This week, write the haikai poem of you choice that uses or alludes to barely spring (haru asashi).


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 comfortable, haijin. And happy (barely) Spring!



21 replies »

  1. Even the day I weeded when it almost hit 80 F… it still rained. We did have hail one day – the neighbors had some roof damage. Though I think they had an older roof to begin with since the hail as I remember it didn’t last but less than five minutes. And it wasn’t very large hail either. …but they got a new roof.

    …anyway my verse this morning fits the theme… enjoy: barely spring; fowl games

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