#Haikai Challenge #120 (1/4/20): Wolf Moon (Okami Tsuki) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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I hope you enjoyed your New Year celebrations, haijin! Congratulations to last week’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
2. Jade Li/Lisa
3. Deborah
4. Dwight L. Roth
5. Jane Dougherty
6. Tessa
7. Petru Viljoen
8. Jules
9. Suzanne
10. Eugenia
11. Revived Writer
12. Janice
13. Peter
14. Frank J. Tassone
15. Christine
16. Xenia Tran
17. Linda Lee Lyberg

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New year, another January. Once more, a full moon arrives, this time by January 10th–six days hence!

This month, it’s the Wolf Moon:

The January Full Moon is often called the Wolf Moon. Other names include Old Moon, Ice Moon, and Snow Moon, although this name is usually attributed to the February Full Moon.

While the almanac states that Wolf Moon is a Native American name, other sources claim that it has Anglo-Saxon origins. In Anglo-Saxon culture, the January Full Moon was also called the Moon after Yule, which is the time of the ancient festival celebrating the Winter Solstice around December 22.

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

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.

Have a good howl at the moon, haijin!

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