#Haikai Challenge #195-197 (Trifecta) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

I hope you refreshed yourselves, haijin! Congratulations to the last challenge’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants
1. Eugenia
2. Li/Lisa in W MI USA
3. Jules
4. Goutam Dutta
5. Revived Writer
6. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr

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I stumbled through a busy June. Here we are, three weeks since the last #Haikai challenge. July is nearly upon us–the last traditional summer month. The solstice came and went, along with the Strawberry Supermoon. My central air runs continuously as heat and humidity build—even with intermittent showers!

Therefore, today is a good day for a Trifecta of summer kigo!

As with multiple challenges before, the choice of the following is up to you:

Challenge number:DateKigo
#1956/12/21midsummer rain (samidare)
#1966/19/21summer moon (natsu no tsuki) / Strawberry Supermoon
#1976/26/21smoldering hot (moyuru)

Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to any one, combination, or all of the kigo listed above.

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.

Safe travels to those of you doing so this season, haijin. Enjoy the season!

20 replies »

  1. I looked for this post series, but couldn’t find it and then I gave up until you liked my post today and I found this one. I know you weren’t posting as often. Glad to see this again.

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