#Haikai Challenge #25 (3/17/18): (Spring) Equinox (higan) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga



All dug out, haijin? Clearly, many of you enjoyed frolicking in the snow. Here are your contributions!


Haikai Challenge Participants 

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

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Now to this week’s challenge!


First of all, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all Irish or Irish-descended! Our cornbeef and cabbage will soon be in our slow cooker, or so Mira tells me.

The celebration of Ireland’s patron saint comes annually at this opportune of times. For this week, the spring equinox comes to the Northern Hemisphere! The official beginning of spring finally arrives.

Even if another nor’easter is rumored to be on its way!

This week, therefore, write the haikai poem of you choice, in which you state or allude to the spring equinox (higan).


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.



Enjoy the warmth, light and quickening of the coming season, haijin!



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      • Heavy snow does occur here (occasionally), but freezing rain is a more common threat. Then there’s the light snow that falls over the just-iced roads – a real danger until it melts the next day.

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      • We used to tease that Indiana used the Georgia method of snow removal… I’m guessing MO is similar?

        “The Good Lord put it there and the Good Lord will take it away.”

        Yes, black ice is a danger. But any state that doesn’t experience serious winter conditions can’t justify keeping all the equipment needed for the few times that such treats occur – So everything just shuts down until the melt happens. 🙂

        Everyone panics though at the first few flakes and then one has what’s called a ‘French Toast Storm’ since everyone goes to the store to stock up on bread, milk and eggs. I learned that in Indiana too.

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      • We do have snow plows. My town is all hills. It’s the state capital, so the city makes a point of keeping the streets clear. They even pre-salt the streets if there is a snowfall coming, but that’s not practical for a winter rainfall, so the salt comes once the rain stops.
        Yes, I think that pre-storm panic is universal, even if a shut-in has no possibility of exceeding 24 hours.

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  1. We are due to have snow following the long tradition of snow on the First day of spring. No Irish in my bloodline – English and Danish. So tonight we are having quiche. Happy St. Pat day to the rest of you though.

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  2. Some days I wonder if Spring will actually arrive this year. Still down in the twenties last night. But the bright sun is out this morning…
    My haiku series is combined with my word for the day here: stalk

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