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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, December 20th 2017, Winter Solstice

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Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … We are on our way to Christmas, for several of you the most wonderful time of the year. As I speak for myself … I love this time of year.

This week I love to challenge you to create a haibun or haiku themed “Winter Solstice”, because tomorrow that will be happening. The start of winter on the Northern Hemisphere. It’s an activity that brings us back to the time that we were close to nature. We than knew all about living with the seasons and of course there were also a lot of ideas about nature and the seasons that were seen as occult or magical.

As you all know I give you the opportunity to create a haibun or haiku, but this week I have a few rules:

  1. Your haibun may have a maximum of 300 words (including the haiku);
  2. The haiku have to follow the classical rules (5-7-5 syllables, a kigo (seasonword), a kireji (cutting-word or punctuation), a deeper meaning, interchangeable first and third line)

I am looking forward to all of your responses. Than I have to say only this:

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Have fun!

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About Chèvrefeuille

I am a Dutch haiku poet. And I am the owner and host of the weblog "Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme" on Blogger (or Blogspot). I am writing haiku since the late eighties and in 2005 I became an international known haiku poet and in 2011 ten of my haiku were included in a worldwide anthology "Spasms of Light". With that anthology I became an even more known haiku poet. In October 2012 I started my daily haiku meme.

11 comments on “Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, December 20th 2017, Winter Solstice

  1. Wordifull Melanie
    December 20, 2017

    I’m participating for the first time in ages. http://wordifull.com/2017/12/20/once-white-haiku/

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  2. Cara Hartley
    December 20, 2017

    Happy holidays to you as well.

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  4. Vivian Zems
    December 20, 2017

    Hi Kristjaan, can you put up an example of the haiku with all the rules you stipulated please?
    I’m struggling with the cutting word.
    Thank you!

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  6. Cheryl
    December 21, 2017

    Merry Christmas! I love your challenges, thank you!

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