#Haikai Challenge #51 (9/15/18): Milky Way (amanogawa) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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Did you enjoy the spring/Autumn Wind, haijin? I hope you’re enjoying a sweet year!


Congratulations to last week’s contributors!


Haikai Challenge Participants 

1. Dwight L. Roth
2. Jules @ Strands
3. Merril D. Smith
4. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
5. H�l�ne Vaillant
6. Pat R
7. Deborah Gomez
8. Suzanne
9. Revived Writer
10. The Dark Netizen
11. Deepa
12. Janice

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One night, long ago, I looked up at the night sky from the vantage point of rural vermont. A veritable sea of stars illuminated the dark. Every Northern Hemisphere constellation in season seemed to appear in radiant glory. I have never forgotten it.


So this week, we turn our attention to the traditional, early autumn kigo of the Milky Way (amanogawa). The literal translation of amanogawa is “river of heaven.” Think of a rural view of the stars of our home galaxy flowing across the abyss, and you can understand why.


Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to or references the Milky Way (amanogawa).


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.



May the stars shine brightly for you. And for those affected by Hurricane Florence, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Keep it Stellar, haijin!



14 replies »

  1. As it turns out due to timing or even earth light sometimes the Milky Way fades and we can see the constellations more clearly.
    I can also recognize the Queen… but not much else. Now knowing that when I do see her, the Milky Way is most likely there will have me take a second and maybe a third look…at : calm dots?

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