#Haikai Challenge #130 (3/14/20): [spring/autumn] equinox (higan) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

How was your moon gazing, haijin? Many of you seem to have enjoyed it! Congratulations to last week’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Jane Dougherty
2. Reena Saxena
3. Eugenia
4. Li/Lisa
5. Rhen Laird
6. Linda Lee Lyberg
7. Peter
8. Jules
9. Pat R
10. Jen Goldie
11. Revived Writer
12. Janice
13. Xenia Tran
14. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr

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This week, we meet the seasonal crossroads. The Northern hemisphere celebrates the spring equinox, while the Southern honors the Autumn equinox. Likewise, we approach the midseason of Spring/Autumn, respectively, as reckoned by the traditional calendar.

Have you felt the change? Longer, warmer days–not that there have been many cold ones, especially in New York’s backyard! Some daffodils have bloomed. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden reports that a few cherry trees have begun to blossom.

Spring/Autumn is in the air. As the Equinox arrives late Thursday, March 19th, let it be our kigo this week!

Write the haikai poetry of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the [spring/autumn] equinox (higan).

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.

Savor the seasonal shift, haijin! Stay safe, and healthy, too!

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