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#Haikai Challenge #99 (8/10/19): Sturgeon Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

The August Full Moon is named after the sturgeon which used to be abundant in North American lakes and rivers.
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Had enough of the katydids’ songs, haijin? Congratulations to last week’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Jane Dougherty
2. Dwight L. Roth
3. Jules
4. Whimsy Mimsy
5. Linda Lee Lyberg
6. Tessa

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Looking ahead:

August 15th marks the arrival of the full moon. This moon traditionally goes by the name Sturgeon Moon:

The Full Moon in August is called Sturgeon Moon because of the great number of this huge freshwater fish that could once be found in lakes and rivers in North America. Other names for this Full Moon include Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Fruit Moon, and Barley Moon, all inspired by various crops that can be harvested in August.

The lake sturgeon has a greenish-grey color and a pointed snout with two pairs of whisker-like tactile organs dangling near the mouth. It is sometimes called a “living fossil,” as it belongs to a family of fish that has existed for more than 135 million years.

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the Sturgeon Moon.

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.

Savor the Sturgeon moon, haijin!

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  1. Pingback: August Moon – K.

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