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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #92: behind

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #92: behind

 

Most joyful moment

has a fear lurking behind

will it pass too, soon

 

#Haikai Challenge #117 (12/14/19): Midwinter (mafuyu)/Midsummer (manastu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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#Haikai Challenge #117 (12/14/19): Midwinter (mafuyu)/Midsummer (manastu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

 

Winter solstice
The longest hours of darkness
Worry not, sleep more

#Haikai Challenge #116 (12/7/19): Cold Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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#Haikai Challenge #116 (12/7/19): Cold Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

 

Warms the heart no doubt
December’s cold full moon’s shine
Revel while it lasts

VJ’S WEEKLY CHALLENGE #75: SATISFYING

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge #75: satisfying

Satisfying both

the giver and receiver

affectionate touch

 

V.J.’S WEEKLY CHALLENGE #72: WISH

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #72: wish

What’s in a wish? Do you dare to dream, to wish? This week, I challenge you to set your imagination free, unlock your heart, and wish.

I wish I could dance

But as I have two left feet

The wish remains a dream

 

#Haikai Challenge #114 (11/23/19): Thanksgiving #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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#Haikai Challenge #114 (11/23/19): Thanksgiving #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Gratitude

 

A big heartfelt thanks

For being there in torrid days

And holding my hand

Your presence is more than enough

And touch comforting a lot

 

#Haikai Challenge #113 (11/16/19): fallen leaves (ochiba) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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#Haikai Challenge #113 (11/16/19): fallen leaves (ochiba) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Fun it was to walk

 

On crunchy fallen dry leaves

Did they whisper, ouch!

 

 

#Haikai Challenge #112 (11/10/19): Veterans Day/Beaver Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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#Haikai Challenge #112 (11/10/19): Veterans Day/Beaver Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Remembering all

Sung or unsung veterans

Fought in world war one

No lesson we learned

And indulged in World war two

World war three will ensure

 

There Won’t be world war four 

 

Armistice Day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Army_during_World_War_I

Indian army’s unsung role and sacrifices in World War I Men of Indian Army were heroes, some recognized but mostly unsung. Their stories and their heroism have long been omitted from popular histories of the war.

V.J.’S WEEKLY CHALLENGE #71: WAIT

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V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #71: wait

Wait

Wait and be  patient

You will get what you deserve

Thus consoled my heart

 

 

 

 

#Haikai Challenge #111 (11/2/19): withering wind (kogarashi) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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#Haikai Challenge #111 (11/2/19): withering wind (kogarashi) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

 

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to withering wind (kogarashi).

 

making trees barren

The mighty withering wind 

Blows off all the leaves

———————-

 clinging  to the trees 

leaves know not how to survive 

the withering wind

———————————————-

cling on to the truth

fear, not the withering wind

fight with all your might

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Sabethville

Savor Kindness because cruelty is always possible later

dVerse

Poets Pub

GirlieOnTheEdge's Blog

Words of a clarklike female

Journeys with Johnbo

Reflections on places traveled and photos taken.

Better Life Info

Fabulous information for a better and blissful life

SacredCircleforWomen

A place for women to be and become

Keep it alive

A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness

Ritva Sillanmäki Photography

The world as I see it

Photos by Jez

Taking the camera for a walk!!!

tales told different

I saw the Angel in the marble, And I carved till I set him free.. Every story has an impact, each tale matters

Penny Wilson Writes

A Bit of Me in Every Key Stroke

The Art of Health

Lifestyle as Medicine

Mihran Kalaydjian's Official Blog

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

The Yellow Brick Ave

A poetic journey of expression and compassion

kimbladeswriting

poetry and short stories

Pilgrimage Studio

A Journey of Spiritual Significance

As a Girl thinketh....

Love thyself for it's the only cure!