#Haikai Challenge 89 (6/8/19): fragrant breeze (kunpuu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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Hope you’ve enjoyed your summer-like (or survived your winter-like) weather, haijin! Congratulations to last week’s contributors!

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Jane Dougherty
2. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
3. Tessa
4. Reena Saxena
5. Laure A. Brook
6. Jane Dougherty
7. Dwight L. Roth
8. Jules
9. Revived Writer
10. Janice
11. Linda Lee Lyberg
12. Deborah

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A Moment of Requiem

Somehow, I missed noting the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The extraordinary sacrifice of those young allied soldiers, sailors, and marines began the liberation of Europe from Nazi domination. Their victory on those bloody beaches led to VE Day less than a year later. We can never be grateful enough for their sacrifice, or for the veterans that survived.


all of the stars and crosses

on hallowed ground

By Bjarki Sigursveinsson – Own work, Public Domain, Wikipedia


I sit in my deck, at the granite patio table, overlooking my backyard. A few birds sing. The sun, partially eclipsed by the canopy of the ancient maple beside our deck, gently bathes a shaft of light across my spot. Lawnmowers sound in the distance.

And a gentle breeze blows.

I can’t tell what aromas it carries, for it carries so many. This whole scene is another prefect prelude to summer, a day belonging to that season in every way but name. It’s the perfect opportunity for the kigo fragrant breeze (kunpuu).

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to a fragrant breeze (kunpuu). And even though it has already passed, you may also allude to the 75th D-Day Anniversary.

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 fragrance of summer, haijin! For those south of the Equator, savor the last aromas of Autumn–and stay warm!

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