Ye gods, what a difficult prompt, that others will as usual take in their stride! I saw some beautiful haiku in yesterday’s prompt, here (Maniparna), here (Gillena) and here (Celestine). But also here (Ese) and many more…
‘Photographing’ seems tough. What clever imagery could we evoke? Striking the right balance in a haiku is difficult, and I think I’m going to find a vintage Japanese photograph to sprinkle with words.
a dream makes me
The challenge – to turn this haiku by Chevrefeuille into a tanka with two lines, hopefully of 7 syllables each.
in the backyard
the rainbow in the birdbath breaks -
a sipping Magpie
glittering reflection sways
on the sunlit garden wall
In this haiku I am playing with Basho’s haiku, the most famous haiku written, to give a Tengrist leaning.
small pond in grassland
splash carried by winds
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Here is the First Line to use in the haiku.
“Hunger Moon” is the name of the full moon of January as it is mentioned in Thomas’s ‘Old Farmers Almanac’ (founded in 1792). During this month the wolves once roamed the countryside, thus suggesting the name wolf moon. In cold and temperate climates of the Northern Hemisphere, it was difficult to find food during January, thus the name hunger moon.
I put my pen down
and pick up my sword
Tags: Haiku, hunger, Moon