#Haikai Challenge #147 (7/11/20): smoldering [hot] (moyuru) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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Enjoy your moon-gazing, haijin? Many of you did! Congratulations to last week’s contributors!

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Kerfe Roig
2. joem18b
3. Li/Lisa
4. Jules
5. Janice
6. Jane Dougherty
7. Revived Writer
8. Dave Madden
9. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
10. Eugenia
11. Pat R
12. Christine Bolton
13. Tessa Dean
14. Xenia Tran
15. s.s.

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The forecast in New York’s Backyard picks up this week. Mid-80s F appears to be the average. It’s the type of heat that stirs tensions. Grotesque humidity, the kind that makes you think you’re living in a fish bowl, often accompanies these temperatures. Real scorchers, these, and they are not even the dog days!

It’s getting hot, alright. And, as July is the last month of summer by traditional reckoning, it’s fitting to use the summer kigo smoldering [hot] (moyuru).

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to smoldering [hot] (moyuru).

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 as cool as you can, haijin!

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