Nature’s Love Shown

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #47 – Autumn Near (aki chikashi)

Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to autumn near (aki chikashi).

Nature's Love Shown

Autumn’s heart is near
a new season calls to us
comes a great harvest

rhythm of falling leaves dance
their lyrics singing cooling tones

colors of brilliance
awaken sunshine within
season’s glory shines

dawning upon us fresh joy
warmth, family, breaking bread

friends get together
celebrating abundance
a harvest reborn

let us always give thanks for
nature’s love shown through Autumn

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Ne’er Forgotten

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #46 – Fire


power of fire
the battle lost by some men
many tears are wept

the cries of the mountain’s scorch
and the trees that stand no more

as it rages on
homes, victims of its wrath
souls, unsure, displaced

let tears be prayers to heaven
a greater force than fire

man now humbled low
to appreciate what’s gone
let memory stand

spirits rise from burned bodies
may they ne’er be forgotten

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Full Moon Vengeance

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #41 – Soliloquy no Renga “ancient warriors ghosts”

For this weekend “challenge” I will give you a hokku (or starting verse) to work with. The goal is to create a renga on your own and not as is common with another or more haiku poets. A renga is built from 3-lined and 2-lined stanza as you all will know. It makes a “chained verse” through association on the verses.

The goal is to create a Soliloquy no Renga of a minimum of six (6) verses or a maximum of 24 verses. Try to create your solo-renga as if it was a book. That means try to bring a “preface”, a “centerpiece” and an “afterword”. In that way you create a renga like the classical haiku poets, because every renga had such a “grouping” (lay-out).

Full Moon Vengance

Today’s hokku is the following;

ancient warriors ghosts
mists over the foreign highlands –
waiting for the full moon

© Chèvrefeuille

to rise again and battle
avenging the fallen’s blood

patiently they wait
for the mists to clear their way
to feed on full moon

their blood must be replenished
or they can’t sustain the fight

full moon now arrives
once again they seek vengeance
lost blood made sacred

now resting in their coffins
till the next full moon rises

Photo Credit:  Pandemonium In Paradise