#Haikai Challenge #151 (8/9/20): first (autumn) storm (hatsu arashi) / Darkness (Yami) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Electric Nature. A Renga

image from Pixabay

Electricity

We stand on the beach and watch

All Nature’s

Tropical storm approaches.

We need to run for cover

For Frank Tassone’s haikai challenge. a stormy sequence.

#Haikai Challenge #150 (8/2/20): Sturgeon Moon #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Today or tonight 3rd Aug there is a full moon. Frank Tassone tells this full moon has many names, among them Sturgeon Moon. So as we transcend from Summer to Autumn Frank suggest: “This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the sturgeon moon.”

I have chosen a Tanka .

Sturgeon Moon.

Image from pixabay

Summer’s passing I grieve

Yet soon her gifts we’ll receive

Silver reflections

Stone cast, sturgeon moon ripples

And so the world keeps turning.

#Haikai Challenge #149 (7/25/20): Waterfall (taki) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

This is my first visit to Frank Tassone’s Haiku Challenge. I have written a Tanka about how waterfalls affect my soul.

Waterfall

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Sparkling silver bright

Hidden from mind all danger

The urge to be free

Takes me through crystal waters

Drowning my soul in freedom.

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