#Haikai Challenge #150 (8/2/20): Sturgeon Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Hope you enjoyed your waterfalls, haijin! Congratulation to last week’s contributors!

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Peter
2. Li/Lisa Fox — West Michigan, USA
3. Jane Dougherty
4. Jules
5. Jules
6. Colleen Chesebro
7. Eugenia
8. Dave Madden
9. willowdot21
10. Xenia Tran
11. Kerfe Roig
12. Christine Bolton
13. Linda Lee Lyberg
14. Janice
15. Frank J. Tassone

Powered by… Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets.


August is here. While the dog days of summer carry on for those of us in the Northern/Western hemisphere, this month begins autumn, according to the traditional calendar. What’s a haijin to do?

Look to the Moon, of course!

This Monday, the full moon returns. As I noted almost a year ago, the full moon of August is known as the Sturgeon Moon:

August’s full Moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this part of summer.

Other names for this Full Moon include ”Full Green Corn Moon,” signaling that the corn was nearly ready for harvest, “Wheat Cut Moon,” “Moon When All Things Ripen,” and ”Blueberry Moon.”

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the sturgeon moon.

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.

Happy Sturgeon Moon-gazing, haijin!

20 replies »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s