#Haikai Challenge #127 (2/22/20): waters of spring (haru no mizu)

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Hope you kept warm, haijin! Congratulations to last week’s contributors!

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Peter
2. Jane Dougherty
3. Jade Li/Lisa
4. Eugenia
5. Dwight L. Roth
6. Janice
7. Xenia Tran
8. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
9. Pat R
10. Rhen Laird
11. Shaun Jex
12. Revived Writer
13. Christine

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Mira and I walked along the Suffern-Bear Mountain trail in Harriman State Park. A scenic lookout revealed distant New York City, visible even through the cloudy haze of a brisk day. The next day proved a suprising mix, as we waited in Ramsey Subaru to close on a new Legacy. Today, the temperature reached almost 50 F.


This week, Mardi Gras closes out another Shrove season in the Big Easy. Ash Wednesday begins another penitential season of reflection and renewal for Christians worldwide. Temperatures rise and fall, as an already mild winter continues signs of becoming Spring as soon as possible–until it doesn’t.


The only constant is change. To adapt is to overcome. That’s why water, the ever-yielding, wears down even the mighty Himalayas. Ever adaptable, shaping itself within the contours in which it fills, water embodies transition. During transitions, especially this time of year, the kigo waters of spring (haru no mizu) carries special meaning.

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the waters of spring (haru no mizu).

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.

May you savor the fullness of these transitions, haijin!

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