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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

Ongoing Whimsy

be all you can be

The Reticulum

Ruminations on networks

Light Motifs II

Paula Light's Writing Site | The Classic Edition

NobbinBlog

A place for the writings of Nobbinmaug, the man with the beard and magic cane.

Writer Ravenclaw

Books by author Diana Coombes

Moonwashed Musings

bemused razzle-dazzle

Reena Saxena

Experiments in Creative Writing, and more ....

lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

Reflections on Life through poetry, essays and photos

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Mindfills

Getting lost is not a waste of time

Only 100 Words

a 100-word story every day

Keep it alive

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

Quaint Revival

quirks, quips & photo clicks

Poetry and Prose of Ken Hume

Engaging in some lyrical athletics whilst painting pictures with words and pounding the pavement. I run; blog; write poetry; chase after my kids & drink coffee.

Half earth, half sky

Sui generis👸

Cognac Project

Healing CPTSD with Poetry and Photography

michnavs

Poetry by Mich

Ongoing Whimsy

be all you can be

The Reticulum

Ruminations on networks

Light Motifs II

Paula Light's Writing Site | The Classic Edition

NobbinBlog

A place for the writings of Nobbinmaug, the man with the beard and magic cane.

Writer Ravenclaw

Books by author Diana Coombes

Moonwashed Musings

bemused razzle-dazzle

Reena Saxena

Experiments in Creative Writing, and more ....

lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

Reflections on Life through poetry, essays and photos

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Mindfills

Getting lost is not a waste of time

Only 100 Words

a 100-word story every day

Keep it alive

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

Quaint Revival

quirks, quips & photo clicks

Poetry and Prose of Ken Hume

Engaging in some lyrical athletics whilst painting pictures with words and pounding the pavement. I run; blog; write poetry; chase after my kids & drink coffee.

Half earth, half sky

Sui generis👸

Cognac Project

Healing CPTSD with Poetry and Photography

michnavs

Poetry by Mich

Ongoing Whimsy

be all you can be

The Reticulum

Ruminations on networks

Light Motifs II

Paula Light's Writing Site | The Classic Edition

NobbinBlog

A place for the writings of Nobbinmaug, the man with the beard and magic cane.

Writer Ravenclaw

Books by author Diana Coombes

Moonwashed Musings

bemused razzle-dazzle

Reena Saxena

Experiments in Creative Writing, and more ....

lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

Reflections on Life through poetry, essays and photos

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Mindfills

Getting lost is not a waste of time