#Haikai Challenge #157 (9/20/20): Autumn/Spring Equinox (Shunbun)

Frank Tassone’s Haikai challenge  This week we need to write a Haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the Autumn (Spring) equinox (shunbun)

Autumn Tanka.

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Here’s Autumn Annie
Set to weave her harvest spell
Fields full of bounty
Spreading her gold and red skirt.
Waving goodbye to summer.

Three Things Challenge.# 364

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, every day Di at pensitivity101 lists three things that may, or may not, be related.
The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using one, two or all three words in your post. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
You can use the 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and the logo if you wish.

Your three things today are:

DOG
FRESH
LOCK

This is part of pensitivity101’s Three Things Challenge.

1pm prompt every one was sitting or standing around the three white boards set up in the corner of the main office. Tim was pinning up photos of the scene and the dead girl. Who had been named Darcy because she was posed like a dancer. Corina had just asked if Darcy’s photo photo had been circulated, it had. There was nothing back on the tyres or the slipper yet but it was early days and the lab was about as speedy as a snail going backwards these days.
Tim pinned the last photo up turned to face everyone , getting their attention was never that easy so he raised his voice and banged the nearest desk loudly and announced, “Ready Marm”
As soon as everyone had shut up and was looking in her direction Corina laid out everything they had. Not a lot right now to be honest but they were only seven hours in. “Has anyone come up with anything interesting yet” Corina asked. Karen slid off the desk she was perched on and said “yes Marm, Sasha and I traced that old case you mentioned and Hammersmith, they have the records under lock and key. They are sending us over what they have buy courrier asap. So hopefully we can get a fresh start on that on that in the morning.”
“That’s a pretty clear photo of Darcy and we sent it nation wide, she’s young and pretty and hopefully she should be missed by someone. ” Said Sandy Kapoor from the back of the room. His preferred place, out of sight.
“Anything else, anyone, got anything?” Tim asked, silence. “Okay, let’s get moving and get on to forensics and see what they’ve come up with.”
It was four o’clock when Mark rang with a preliminary report, “do you want to come in now” he asked. Carina. She knew that tone there was something he wanted her to know. She needed to go now, he always got like this when he needed to share, like a dog with a bone. Signalling to Tim to follow she left her office.

You can also read the previous part of this story here. But from now on Corina and co will not be appearing on here as they have a case to solve and so do I.

Song Lyric Sunday : Canadian Music.

Hello everyone, well it’s Sunday Song Lyric time again and this week our gallant host Jim Adams has requested Canadian Music.

Well there are so many great singers and singer songwriters in Canada that I just went for the first two that came to mind. K.D Lang and Alanis Morisette.

First up K.D Lang with Constant Craving.

Constant Craving” is a song written by k.d. lang and Ben Mink, and performed by k.d. lang on her album Ingénue.[1][2] The song first made the charts in 1992, and won her the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1993[3] and an MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video.

“Constant Craving” peaked at number eight on Canada’s RPM Top Singles chart and number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number two on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. In the United Kingdom, the song was initially a modest hit when released in 1992, but following a reissue in 1993 in the wake of its American success, it reached a new peak of number 15 on the UK Singles Chart.

“Constant Craving”

Even through the darkest phase
Be it thick or thin
Always someone marches brave
Here beneath my skin

And constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been

Maybe a great magnet pulls
All souls to what’s true
Or maybe it is life itself
That feeds wisdom to its youth

Constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been

Craving
Ah, constant craving
Has always been
Has always been

Constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been
Constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been

Craving
Ah, constant craving
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been
(Has always)
Always been
(Has always)
Always been
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been

My second choice is Alanis Morisette singing Underneath.

Underneath” is a song recorded for Alanis Morissette‘s seventh studio album, Flavors of Entanglement, which was produced by Guy Sigsworth. It is the album’s first single. The song was digitally released on April 15, 2008 after originally being scheduled for March 25. According to Morissette, “‘Underneath’ is about how you can only change the world after you change yourself.”

“Underneath”

Look at us break our bonds in this kitchen
Look at us rallying all our defenses
Look at us waging war in our bedroom
Look at us jumping ship in our dialogues

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

Look at us our form our cliques in our sandbox
Look at us micro kids with both our hearts blocked
Look at us turn away from all the rough spots
Look at dictatorship on my own block

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

How I’ve spun my wheels with carts before my horse
When shine on the outside springs from the root
Spotlight on these seeds of simpler reasons
This core, born into form, starts in our living room

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

Well, there is one more I must add and to be honest it’s the best and probably the nearest to the prompt.

Gordon Lightfoot and The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald.

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is a hit song written, composed and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot to commemorate the sinking of the bulk carrier SS Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Lightfoot drew his inspiration from Newsweek‘s article on the event, “The Cruelest Month”, which it published in its November 24, 1975, issue. Lightfoot considers this song to be his finest work.

Appearing originally on Lightfoot’s 1976 album Summertime Dream, the single version hit number 1 in his native Canada (in the RPM national singles survey) on November 20, 1976, barely a year after the disaster.[3] In the United States, it reached number 1 in Cashbox and number 2 for two weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 (behind Rod Stewart‘s “Tonight’s the Night“), making it Lightfoot’s second-most-successful single, behind only “Sundown“. Overseas it was at best a minor hit, peaking at number 40 in the UK Singles Chart.

The song is written in Dorian mode.[5] Lightfoot re-recorded the song in 1988 for the compilation album Gord’s Gold, Vol.

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This is part of Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday.

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