#Haikai Happenings #68 (1/5/19): first raven/crow (cry)(hatsugarasu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Hope you enjoyed (and recovered from) your celebrations of the New Year!

Congratulations to last week’s contributors!

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Dwight L. Roth
2. Jules @ Strands
3. Janice
4. Helene Vaillant
5. Jane Dougherty
6. Merril D. Smith
7. Janice (2)
8. Linda Lee Lyberg
9. Revived Writer
10. Toni Spencer
11. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
12. The Dark Netizen

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It’s still January! We’re just settling into this new year. That means it’s the perfect time for another New Year Kigo! And the raven (or crow) is on my mind! Consider Odin’s ravens, who witness the world and bring him its news. Or the ravens that fed the prophet Elijah during his flight across the desert. Not to mention the many trickster tales from Native American traditions.

So this week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that states or references the first raven or crow cry (hatsugarasu).

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 cry of raven or crow this week, haijin. Good Hunting!

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