Hope you’ve warmed up, and enjoyed your New Year/ Mardi Gras celebrations, haijin! Congratulations to the last challenge’s contributors:Haikai Challenge Participants
3. Colleen Chesebro
4. Li/Lisa Fox of W MI, USA
|5. Jane Dougherty|
8. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
|9. Revived Writer|
10. Tessa Dean
As promised, I’m back with another trifecta of challenges! Hopefully, moving forward, I can regularly post on either Saturday or Sunday, as in the past. With Frank finally an Eagle, and life beginning to settle (for the moment), this may happen! 😆
I find myself again on the cusp of traditional season v. lived experience. While March is technically the “middle” month of spring by Lunar reckoning, it’s still winter (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). Now, we have had some warmer days. The glaciers on my front and back yards have receded. I even see bare soil out back! But cold winds bite bare flesh still, and although warmer days are forecast, who knows when the next cold spell arrives?
Nonetheless, I’ll gamble on Spring. March is a mad month, anyway. Therefore, let me offer you the following Kigo for each day of this week’s Spring Trinity Challenge
|2/20||remaining snow (zansetsu)|
|2/27||Snow moon (Yuki no tsuki)|
|3/6||waters warming (mizu nurumu)|
Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that allude to any of these kigo .
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 (sort of) Spring , haijin!