#Haikai Challenge #172 (1/3/21): first sun (hatsuhi)/ #173: (1/10/21) Democracy #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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I trust you enjoyed your moon-gazing, haijin? Congratulations to the prior challenge’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Janice
2. Linda Lee Lyberg
3. Jane Dougherty
4. Eugenia
5. Kerfe Roig
6. Colleen Chesebro
7. Revived Writer
8. Frank J. Tassone
9. Li/Lisa Fox of W MI, USA
10. Goutam Dutta
11. s.s.
12. Jules
13. Xenia Tran
14. Kate
15. Xenia Tran (2)

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Looking ahead:

A double-header! Two distinct challenges in one week! The first, a traditional New Year kigo, celebrating the arrival of the New Year’s first daylight. The second, a testament to the life-blood of any free people: a system in which the people decide who shall lead them.

We all witnessed the #failedcoup. We saw a 1000+ insurrectionists riot and attempt to deny Congress its consitituional duty to certify the electoral votes of the state. We also saw that Congress resume its duty, certifying the next President of the United States, according those same electoral votes. Democracy wins…this time.

This week, let us honor the traditional and unconventional. Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senyru, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to either first sun (hatsuhi) or Democracy!

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.

Hold your hearts steady, haijin! We will pass through this, too!

11 replies »

  1. I think collectively we are still holding our breath, but believe relief is in sight…

    I offer: reawakening?

    I also have a modern nursery rhyme I can send – that I’m not making public just yet – for anyone who might be interested (on current events)- Just email me.

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