How did you enjoy the your firefly show, haijin! Some of you clearly did! Congratulations to last week’s contributors!Haikai Challenge Participants
|1. Dave Madden|
2. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
3. Ben Kohns
|5. Pat R|
|9. Revived Writer|
10. Xenia Tran
11. Tessa Dean
12. Linda Lee Lyberg
It’s a beautiful day in “New York’s backyard.” Late afternoon sun warms my back, while gentle breezes stir the ubiquitous maple leaves. The forecast calls for a whole weekend of delightful, summertime weather like this.
As I’m feeling adventurous today, I thought we would do something different. This week, you choose your own Kigo!
Below is a link to one of my trade secrets: my source for kigo:
Choose which one you want, as long as it’s for summer. (If you live south of the equator, feel free to scroll up and use the one for winter, if you choose).
Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the summer (or winter) kigo that you select from The Five Hundred Essential Season Words.
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 kigo hunting, haijin!