Poetry – Senryū – Arching Winter’s Span – A Poem by Goff James

A poem inspired by Mark S. @ Naturalist Weekly’s reference prompt ‘Rainbows of any Season’

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Poem Attribution – Goff James – Arching Winter’s Span

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Spotlight Poetry Challenge – Haiku / Senryū – Micro-Season: “The Rainbow Hides Unseen” (2022) – Prompt Reference – Rainbows of any Season – Hosted by Mark S. @ Naturalist Weekly.

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We have entered the micro-season of “The Rainbow Hides Unseen”. This is the first micro-season of the mini-season Minor Snow. All the micro-seasons within Minor Snow are:

  • The Rainbow Hides Unseen (Nov 23 – Nov 27)
  • The North Wind Brushes the Leaves (Nov 28 – Dec 01)
  • The Tachibana First Turns Yellow (Dec 02 – Dec 06)

These seasons were established in 1685 by Japanese astronomer Shibuka Shunkai and are specific to Japan. However, just because the calendar focuses on Japan doesn’t mean it isn’t applicable to others. No matter where you live you can use these seasons as a starting point for your personal exploration of the world around you.

To celebrate this season, we will learn about rainbows and what “rainbow hides” might mean. Then we will read rainbow-themed haiku by both modern and classical Japanese poets. 


A rainbow is created when light is reflected and…

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