#Haikai Challenge #117 (12/14/19): Midwinter (mafuyu)/Midsummer (manastu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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How was your Cold Moon experience? It’s clear that many of you enjoyed it! Congratulations to last week’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Christine
2. Jade Li/Lisa
3. Dwight L. Roth
4. the real cie
5. Reena Saxena
6. Jane Dougherty
7. Peter
8. Jules
9. Indira
10. Revived Writer
11. Kerfe Roig
12. lynn__
13. Tessa
14. Xenia Tran
15. Janice
16. Linda Lee Lyberg
17. Deborah
18. Frank J. Tassone
19. Xenia Tran (2)
20. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr

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The second solstice of the year arrives a week from today for those of us living in Eastern standard time. We northerners will experience the longest night of the year, while we southerners enjoy the longest day. Our days then wax and wane accordingly, until the next equinox sets them at equal lengths once more.

What better kigo could we ask for than midwinter (mafayu), midsummer (manastus), or solstice?

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senyru, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to either midwinter (mafayu), midsummer (manastu), or the winter/summer solstice.

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 Solsitce, haijin! May your midwinter/midsummer be white/evergreen!

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