#Haikai Challenge #56 (10/20/18): Hunter’s Moon (nochi no tsuki) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


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Scared a few crows hanging with the scarecrow, haijin? Congratulations, last week’s contributors:


Haikai Challenge Participants 

1. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
2. Helene Vaillant
3. Dwight L. Roth
4. Reena Saxena
5. Jules @ Strands
6. Janice
7. Revived Writer
8. Kerfe Roig

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Moving ahead:


This week, the next full moon of October arrives. Nochi no tsuki translates as “next full moon,” a kigo associated with the full moon after the harvest moon. In the west, that full moon is known as the Hunter’s Moon:


Most of our monthly Moon names come from Native American and early American folklore. However, the Full Hunter’s Moon is one of two Moons that is a longstanding astronomical term.

Specifically, the Hunter’s Moon is always the first full Moon after the Harvest Moon (which is the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox).

The Hunter’s Moon rises right around sunset—and sets around sunrise. It’s the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long.

Because the Hunter’s Moon rises around sunset near the horizon, it may appear bigger and more orange than your typical Moon. However, this is just the “Moon Illusion.”


This week, write the haikai poem of your choice that states, or alludes to, the Hunter’s Moon (nochi no tsuki).


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.



Good Hunting, haijin!



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