#Haikai Challenge #53 (9/30/18): Anniversary: Favorite Kigo-of-the-Year #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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Who among you savored their harvest, haijin? Many, from the looks of things.


Congratulations, last week’s contributors!



Haikai Challenge Participants 

1. Dwight L. Roth
2. Reena Saxena
3. The Dark Netizen
4. Deepa
5. Jules @ Strands
6. Pat R
7. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
8. Helene Vaillant
9. Revived Writer
10. Janice
11. Xenia Tran

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Can you believe that today marks first anniversary of the Haikai Challenge? One year of great haikai: all of it made possible by you! Among some of my highest viewed posts include these past challenges:


1. Freedom (1/13/18)
2. Hazy Moon (2/10/18)
3. Hawk (1/20/18)
4. Snow (3/10/18)
5. Raven (1/27/18)


It has been wonderful to meet so many of you, and to witness the wonderful poetry you’ve composed. I’ve had so much fun issuing the challenges. I hope you’ve enjoyed taking them!


So this week, to commemorate a good year, Choose your favorite Kigo from the past year of Haikai challenges, and allude to it in the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) Surely there’s one that you enjoyed the most. If you need to find them, feel free to search the archives, or you can click on the tag “haikai challenge” on the sidebar. Of course, if you can’t decide, or have trouble discovering the kigo from an entire year, fear not! Feel free to allude to “anniversary” in the spirit of this week’s celebration!


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.



Thank you, haijin, for a great year. Looking forward to another one! 🙂


17 replies »

  1. It was a challenge in and of itself to find the first ten haikai challenges that I missed.
    I’ve copied the links… so I can easily reference them.
    Not sure yet what I’m up too… but I’ll figure it out eventually 🙂

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