#Haikai Challenge #175 (1/23/21): Wolf Moon (Ōkami no tsuki) / #176 (1/30/21): hawk (taka) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Thank you for your commitment to justice, haijin! Congratulations to last week’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Jules
2. Reena Saxena
3. s.s.
4. Jane Dougherty
5. Li/Lisa Fox of W MI, USA
6. Goutam Dutta
7. Janice
8. Revived Writer
9. Kerfe Roig
10. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr

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Another double-header #Haikai Challenge this week!

This week, the full moon returned for January. Known as the Wolf Moon:

The January full moon is often called the Wolf Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, which may date back to Native American tribes and early Colonial times when wolves would howl outside villages. 

According to the Ontario Native Literacy Project, the Ojibwe (or Aanishnabeg) peoples called it Mnido Giizis, the Spirit Moon, marking a time of prayer and contemplation. Among the Cree peoples it was sometimes called Opawahcikanasis, the Frost Exploding Moon — for the sound of trees crackling from the winter frost common in many parts of Canada. 

While celebrating the latest full moon, let us also remember one of our past favorite traditional kigo of winter, the hawk:

Photo by Frank Cone on Pexels.com

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that allude to either the Wolf Moon (Ōkami no tsuki) or the hawk (taka)

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.

I hope you enjoyed your moon gazing, haijin! May you enjoy any hawk viewing that you can!

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