#Haikai Challenge #17 (1/20/18): hawk #haiku #senryu #tanka #haibun #renga #haiga

Frank J. Tassone


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Thank you, haijin! Last week’s challenge broke records–for views and participation!

Haikai Challenge Participants

1. ToniKanzen
2. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
3. Jane Dougherty
4. Jules
5. Merril D. Smith
6. Zander
7. Jules #2
8. Xenia Tran
9. Revived Writer
10. Linda Lee Lyberg
11. Vivian Zems
12. Vivian Zems
13. Petru J Viljoen
14. Janice (Ontheland)
15. Elsie Hagley
16. Reena Saxena

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Onward! Winter continues in New York, but we enjoy the first day with temperatures above freezing in a week. I hear the cries of blue jays perched on the bare branches of Maple trees in my backyard. It brings to mind a traditional kigo for winter: hawk.

Graceful. Beautiful. Fierce. These mid-sized raptors plummet upon their prey from the heights. I once saw one snatch an injured squirrel right off of my lawn!

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