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#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

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 clinging  to the trees 

leaves know not how to survive 

the withering wind

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cling on to the truth

fear, not the withering wind

fight with all your might

#Haikai Challenge #110 (10/26/19): Halloween/Samhain #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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#Haikai Challenge #110 (10/26/19): Halloween/Samhain #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

in this Halloween

to ward off inner devils

light a huge bonfire

’cause they only fabricate

stories of ghosts and witches

Tea & Paper

Moments of quiet

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Exploring my world with pictures and words.

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Live life in a livable environment.

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my humanity in written form

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A woman writer's blog with invitations to other writers

Hart Haiku

Inspiration Takeaway | Susan L Hart, Author

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NEUTRALIZE THE FREE RADICALS

David Redpath

We're all on a road to somewhere.

Zsion, Zion and Sion Signal for the Peoples!

Thy Empire and Kingdom Zsion Come as In Heavens So on Earth. - Diatheka. Matthew.6.10

Life in Yellows

Aren't songs of grief lullabies to the lost?

Roth Poetry

Poetry From the Heart!

Stine Writing

Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!

The Myth of Trees

sharing the stories of interconnection

With Nature-tanusrirchokhe

A place for boosting up your mind by feeding motivational thoughts and enriching yourself with education.

Rantings Of A Third Kind

The Blog about everything and nothing and it's all done in the best possible taste!

Putting My Feet in the Dirt

Thoughts and Perspectives From the Mind of a Common Girl

Tea & Paper

Moments of quiet

XingfuMama

Exploring my world with pictures and words.

Lifenvi

Live life in a livable environment.

I Write Her

my humanity in written form

Lady Nyo's Weblog

A woman writer's blog with invitations to other writers

Hart Haiku

Inspiration Takeaway | Susan L Hart, Author

Blog Site of Gabriele R.

Post, news, diary... All the world around me, ALL THE WORDS AROUND YOU

Sharing

NEUTRALIZE THE FREE RADICALS

David Redpath

We're all on a road to somewhere.

Zsion, Zion and Sion Signal for the Peoples!

Thy Empire and Kingdom Zsion Come as In Heavens So on Earth. - Diatheka. Matthew.6.10

Life in Yellows

Aren't songs of grief lullabies to the lost?

Roth Poetry

Poetry From the Heart!

Stine Writing

Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!

The Myth of Trees

sharing the stories of interconnection

With Nature-tanusrirchokhe

A place for boosting up your mind by feeding motivational thoughts and enriching yourself with education.

Rantings Of A Third Kind

The Blog about everything and nothing and it's all done in the best possible taste!

Putting My Feet in the Dirt

Thoughts and Perspectives From the Mind of a Common Girl