Momiji Fire

Written In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #107 (10/510): fall foliage (red leaves(momiji)).  Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to foliage (red leaves (momiji)).

dawn of foliage

red leaves awaken heart’s beat

blood burns Autumn’s fire

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Photo Credit: Wikipedia

 

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Nature’s Murmurs

Written In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #105 (9/21/19): September Equinox (Tsuki Shunbun).  This is the last weekend of summer in the northern hemisphere (and winter in the southern). This monday, the September equinox is upon us.  This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the September Equinox (Tsuki Shunbun).

Sue Vincent Thursday Photo Prompt: Murmur #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

murmurs heard in flight

expressing nature’s stirring

her celebration

from Summer’s passing into

awakening of Autumn

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#writephoto

 

Farmer’s Blessing – Bussokusekika Poem

Frank has graciously given permission for me to use the Bussokusekika form for this Haikai Challenge.  The Bussokusekika is a rare form of Japanese poetry that consists of six lines written in a 5-7-5-7-7-7 mora pattern.  David Bowles.

Written In Response To:

BrewNSpew Cafe Challenge Of The Week – harvest moon.

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #104 (9/14/19):  harvest moon (meigetsu) – This year’s Harvest Moon coincided with Friday the 13th.  This week, write the haikai poem of your choice that states or alludes to the Harvest Moon (meigetsu).

golden is the glow

of summer’s end harvest moon

farmer’s evening light

shining upon seed’s fruit borne

harvested to feed the need

blessing spirit soul body

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Photo Credit:  Pixabay

 

Hope’s Remnant

Written In Response To:

Your Daily Word Prompt – Remnant – September 8, 2019

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #103 (9/7/19): Windstorm (nowaki) – Thus, our kigo for this week is windstorm (nowaki). Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to windstorm (nowaki).

Death and destruction: A timeline of Hurricane Dorian

but a remnant left

from a hurricane’s windstorm

devastation’s sword

slicing through the lives once known

hope shall rebuild and restore

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Photo Credit:  thehill.com

 

Bridge To Autumn Blessings

Written In Response To:

Maria Antonia Weekly 2019 Photography Challenge – Come join me, each Saturday, in posting a photo. There is a list of the prompts to help inspire us. The order of the photos won’t matter. In other words, you don’t have to start at the top and move toward the end. For this challenge, you may pick any prompt on the list and start with that.

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge 102 (8/31/19): Autumn Contemplation (shuushi) – This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that states or alludes to Autumn contemplation (shuushi.)

as I cross the bridge

in Autumn contemplation

there’s awakening

refreshing soul’s new season

of promised blessings to come

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

 

Summer Waves – Haibun

Written In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge (6/8/19):  fragrant breeze (kunpuu) – This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to a fragrant breeze (kunpuu). And even though it has already passed, you may also allude to the 75th D-Day Anniversary.

Spring path.

Oftentimes we have summer in our soul and at other times we do not depending on our “spiritual seasons.”  And for some depending on where they live they get to enjoy a whole entire season of summer outside. But for some of us who live in a different type of area, even though the season is called “summer” the weather contradicts the definition of that word.  Then when there is an actual summer day, warm with calm winds, because of trials inside it is the dead of Winter. But the good news is if the soul clings tight to Hope’s surfboard and breathes the waves will hush because it embraced the dark shadow, redeemed it and so becomes whole to once again have summer in the soul…which is the good that always comes from each and every season embraced.

riding the season

whether inside or outside

fragrant breeze kissed

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest