Moonlight serenade

liquid moonlight guides

keen-eyed hawk soars high above

the preyed upon hushed

#Haikai Challenge #175 (1/23/21): Wolf Moon (Ōkami no tsuki) / #167 (1/30/21): hawk (taka) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

This week’s challenge- write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that allude to either the Wolf Moon (Ōkami no tsuki) or the hawk (taka)


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19 responses to “Moonlight serenade

  1. Beautiful! 🙂 ❤

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  2. Beautiful visuals created Eugenia

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  3. Ah, liquid moon the back drop of moving clouds.
    Last year a I found a hawk feather. I found out though some feathers are illegal to collect. – I’m not giving up my collection of feathers. And so far no one has come after me!

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    • Thank you! I had no idea some feathers were illegal to collect! So, I read a very long article, which for our purposes – “Though all birds naturally shed their feathers about once a year, you’re not legally supposed to have most of them. A law called the (U.S.) North American Migratory Bird Act was made a long time ago when people were killing too many birds to use for fashionable hats. It’s a broad-brush law intended to protect birds. It doesn’t recognize the difference between plucked feathers, shed feathers, or bird skins; you can’t have any of it. If a feather was pulled from a dead bird that you found at the side of the road or the beach, how does someone know that the bird wasn’t killed on purpose just for the feathers? It can sometimes seem silly but it is a matter of reasonable enforcement, like speeding law enforcement on the highway.”

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      • Yes… And one can be fined. But I think there are many who collect feathers anyway. With or without such knowledge. I know all the ones I have I found, I did not pluck from a live or dead bird. And if that collection is to remain private – so be it. When a bird offers such a gift, I can’t see letting it just vanish. I suppose though I have a few duplicates I can return…

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  4. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:

    #Haiku Happenings #4: Eugenia’s latest haiku for my current #Haikai Challenge!


  5. “liquid moonlight guides” what a great line

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  6. Pingback: #Haikai Challenge #177 (2/6/21): Still Cold (yokan)/New Year (Shinnen) / #178: Mardi Gras/Ash Wednesday (2/13/21) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone

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