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#Haikai Challenge #45 (8/4/2018): Vacation/Holiday #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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How was the Cicada’s song, haijin? Some of you braved the heat or rain to listen.

 

Congratulations to last week’s participants:

 

Haikai Challenge Participants 

1. Dwight L. Roth
2. Reena Saxena
3. Jules @ Jewels
4. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
5. Frank J. Tassone

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Now for something new!

 

Time for an unconventional Kigo. A highly relevent one, especially those of us lving in the Northern hemisphere (and enjoying summer), but applicable to those of us enduring winter in the Southern Hemisphere. I’m talking about vacation, or going on holiday!

 

The beginning of August is upon us. The heat settles in, or the rain cometh. My sister-in-law in Chaves, Portugal will face 104 degrees farenheit (40 degrees celsius) this week! If there is a good time to get away, it’s now!

 

Here in New York, August remains a popular time for people to go away on vacation–especially the last two weeks, when summer school (ahem!) and camp seasons end. Of course, even now, people want to get away.

 

You may have noticed I went on vacation already. (:)) Besides my son’s cross-country running schedule and upcoming camp, the reality is that August is an extremely popular time for touring Europe. Needless to say, we happily avoided the crowds!

 

What is your ideal vacation? Now is your chance to wax poetic about it, in the haikai style to which we have all become accustomed. This week, write your haikai poem (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to vacation.

 

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.

 

 

For those of you going on vacation this week, enjoy! For those that have just returned from one, welcome back!

 

And for everyone: Viva, la vida, haijin!

 

 

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