#Haikai Challenge #155 (9/6/20): remaining heat (zansho) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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Had enough crickets and morning glories, haijin? Congratulations to last week’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Eugenia
2. Xenia Tran
3. s.s.
4. Jane Dougherty
5. Jules
6. Colleen Chesebro
7. Dave Madden
8. Cheryl
9. Li/Lisa Fox of W MI, USA
10. willowdot21
11. Janice
12. Linda Lee Lyberg
13. Goutam Dutta
14. Peter
15. Revived Writer
16. Linda Lee Lyberg (2)
17. Christine Bolton
18. Jen Goldie
19. Al W Gallia

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Labor Day weekend is upon us, here in the US. The unofficial ending of summer, with the corresponding closure of pools, beaches, and amusement parks, comes with it. Well, at least for pools and beaches, during these COVID times.

Schools begin in New York State–remote or hybrid. This is a sign of Autumn, even with three weeks of summer on the calendar still. Don’t expect the sunny season to go quietly into the night, either.

September is that month when some summer heat still sizzles. Those of you living in the New York Metropolitan area know what I’m talking about. Those searing temperatures; that suffocating humidity: it’s like August never left! Thus, we have this week’s kigo: remaining heat (zansho).

Write the #Haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to remaining heat (zansho).

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. For those celebrating, happy Labor Day!

17 replies »

  1. We’re having a chilly September so far with arctic winds and I’ve adapted the haiku to reflect the remaining light rather than the heat 🙂

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