#Haikai Challenge #126 (2/15/20): returning cold (saekaeru) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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Did you enjoy soaring with hawks, haijin? Congratulations to last week’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Jane Dougherty
2. Eugenia
3. Shaun Jex
4. Jade Li/Lisa
5. Xenia Tran
6. Indira
7. Rhen Laird
8. Christine
9. Revived Writer
10. Linda Lee Lyberg

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It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, more than midway through February, and the warmth recedes. The spring-like temperatures–in the New York Metropolitan area–yield to a coming cold front. While the traditional calendar calls it spring, Gregorian winter has a vote. Thus, this week’s traditional kigo.

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to returning cold (saekaeru).

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.

Stay warm, haijin!

23 replies »

  1. I’m not sure why I’m missing your prompts… I think I missed 125 (I’ll look – I might put something in the comments…was this the round up for 125? also. I know I did 124.


    Yes, winter returned this week (for 126)… anyway even with the snowdrops blooming and daffodil blades rising…

    twelve degrees started
    Saturday – extra layers
    worn to feed the birds


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