#Haikai Challenge #116 (12/7/19): Cold Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

courtesy of the Farmer’s Almanac

Hope you’re handling your Holiday season in style, haijin! Congratulations to last week’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Jules
2. Jade Li/Lisa
3. Jane Dougherty
4. Peter
5. Dwight L. Roth
6. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
7. Tessa
8. Indira
9. Reena Saxena
10. Kerfe Roig
11. Xenia Tran
12. Linda Lee Lyberg
13. Janice
14. Christine

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Looking ahead:

It’s the first full weekend in December. A winter storm has already dropped a foot of snow in parts of upstate New York. Our area saw at least 6 inches. More snow is in the forecast, too.

The traditional calendar has it right, calling this time of year winter (in the Northern Hemisphere, of course.) It’s cold. And the December full moon arrives on the twelfth.

The Cold Moon:

During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule.

The term Long Night’s Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to this month’s full moon, the Cold 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.

Enjoy your moon gazing, haijin!

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      • Hi Goff, Mister Linky is a link-sharing service I use to share the links of every contributor. You may have seen the weekly round up in my challenge post; the links come from Mister Linky.

        Sharing your link is easy.

        1. Go to my post on my blog for the #haikai challenge.

        2. Scroll down to the Mister Linky icon near the bottom of the post.

        3. Click the link.

        4. Fill out the fields with the required information. (Note: copy/paste the link to your contribution in the field that asks for the web address.)

        5. Click the checkbox.

        6. Click “enter.”

        Let me know if you need any help. Good luck!

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