#Haikai Challenge #71 (2/2/19): Still Cold (yokan) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil after he did not see his shadow Saturday on Groundhog Day.
Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Thank you, haijin, for all of your moving tributes to Rachel Sutcliffe. Congratulations to last week’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
2. Dwight L. Roth
3. The Dark Netizen
4. Jane Dougherty
5. Petru J Viljoen
6. Isabel Caves
7. Jules @ Strands
8. Hifsa Ashraf
9. Janice
10. Xenia Tran
11. Revived Writer
12. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
13. Linda Lee Lyberg
14. Kerfe Roig
15. Toni Spencer

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“It’s Groundhog’s Day!”

Punxsutawney Phil has come and gone without seeing his shadow. According to legend, that means an early Spring! How fitting, since Spring begins in February, according to the traditional Lunar Calendars of Asia. (In fact, your humble haijin will be enjoying a day off this Tuesday thanks to the Lunar New Year! :))

Nevertheless, even though “Spring” may begin according to the lunar calendar, it’s still cold! Therefore, this week’s Kigo is, appropriately enough, still cold (yokan)

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to (being) still cold (yokan)

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.

Happy Spring, haijin! Stay warm!

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