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#Haikai Challenge #24 (3/10/18): Snow (Yuki) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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Courtesy of ABC News, March 7, 2018

 

Were you blown away, haijin? I know I was! Congrats to last week’s contributors:

 

Haikai Challenge Participants 

1. Jules
2. Jane Dougherty
3. Vivian Zems
4. Reena Saxena
5. Jules 2
6. Janice (Ontheland)
7. Jane Dougherty (2)
8. Xenia Tran
9. Linda Lee Lyberg
10. Merril D. Smith
11. Revived Writer
12. Xenia Tran (2)
13. Denise DeVries
14. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
15. Victoria Slotto

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Onward!

 

As though one Nor’easter wasn’t enought: A second storm bombarded the Northeast US with heavy snow. At least 18 inches fell on my village. Three villages northwest recorded 26 inches. The area around my home resembles a set from the Climate Change disaster film “The Day After!” Power lines fell as tree limbs crashed under the weight of heavy snow that fell within hours. The storm lasted almost a day, too! Our home went without power for over a day. A tree limb broke off and struck our roof. Many more fell in the back yard.

And we were the lucky ones.

This week, I bow to this fickle winter, and I pull a kigo from the winter season. It’s snow (yuki). I know some of you from the semi-tropics can’t relate (sorry, Jilly!), and others south of the equator enjoy winter, but I concede that in the northern, western hemisphere–especially in New York–winter hangs on to its last days with a vengeance. Out like a lion, as they say.

Write the haikai poem of your choice that states, references or alludes to snow (yuki). 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! The Spring Equinox will come soon!

 

 

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