Poetry – Haiku – Dawn Chill-ached Skirted – A Poem by Goff James

(PAINTING) (TITLE) (SEASON'S CROSSROADS)  (ARTIST) (LIVIA_DONIA STANCIU) (POEM) (DAWN CHILL-ACHED SKIRTED) (POET) (GOFF JAMES)

A poem inspired by Mark S. @ Naturalist Weekly’s Word Prompt Reference – ‘on any first of the year’

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Poem Attribution – Goff James – Dawn Chill-ached Skirted

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Spotlight Writing Challenge – Haiku or Senryū – Micro-Season: ‘The Chicken Lays Her First Eggs’ – Prompt Reference Focus ‘on a first of the year.’ – Hosted by Mark S. @ Naturalist Weekly

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We have entered the micro-season of “The Chicken Lays Her First Eggs”. This is the third micro-season of the mini-season Major Cold. All the micro-seasons within Major Cold are:

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 the connection between the chicken and the sun. Then we will read some seasonal haiku by Issa, Basho, Shiki, and Reichhold.


Chickens And The Sun

A chicken’s life…

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Poetry – Haiku – Midnight Raw Fragranced – A Poem by Goff James

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A poem inspired by Mark S. @ Naturalist Weekly Prompt – referencing ‘Frozen Water’

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Poem Attribution – Goff James – Moonlight Raw Fragranced

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Spotlight Writing Challenge – Haiku or Senryū – Micro-Season: “The Mountain Stream Freezes Over” – Prompt Reference ‘frozen water in any form’ – Hosted by Mark S. @ Naturalist Weekly

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We have entered the micro-season of “The Mountain Stream Freezes Over”. This is the second micro-season of the mini-season Major Cold. All the micro-seasons within Major Cold are:

  • The Giant Butterbur Flowers (Jan. 21 – Jan 24)
  • The Mountain Stream Freezes Over (Jan 25 – Jan 29)
  • The Chicken Lays Her First Eggs (Jan 30 – Feb 03)

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 what it takes for moving water to freeze, and then read haiku by Basho, Issa, and Shiki..


A Frozen Mountain Stream

All water will freeze when it reaches 32…

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Poetry – Haiku – Silence Snow Sifted – A Poem by Goff James

(PAINTING) (WINTER LANDSCAPE)(TITLE) (PHEASANT IN WINTER) (ARTIST) (RICHARD MORRIS) (POEM) (SILENCE SNOW SIFTED) (POET) (GOFF JAMES)

A poem inspired by Mark S. @ Naturalist Weekly Prompt – referencing ‘a bird in your local area’

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Spotlight Writing Challenge – Haiku or Senryū –Micro-Season: “The Pheasant First Calls” – Prompt Reference ‘a bird that is currently residing in your area’ – Hosted by Mark S. @ Naturalist Weekly

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We have entered the micro-season of “The Pheasant First Calls”. This is the third micro-season of the mini-season Minor Cold. All the micro-seasons within Minor Cold are:

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 pheasants and read haiku by Basho, Issa, and Buson.


Pheasants

The term “pheasant” refers to about 50 different species of birds within the Galliformes order.  Birds in this order are described as heavy, ground-feeding…

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Poetry – Senryū – Ached Limbs Winter Cold – A Poem by Goff James

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A poem inspired by Mark S @ Naturalist’s Weekly Prompt referencing the contrast of ‘Hot and Cold’

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Poem Attribution – Goff James – Ached Limbs Winter Cold

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Poetry – Haiku – Glens Dawn Misted Stretch – A Poem by Goff James

A poem inspired by Mark S @ Naturalist Weekly Prompt – Deer, Elk, or any other member of the Cervidae family

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Poem Attribution – Goff James – Glens Dawn misted Stretch

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Poetry – Haiku – Winter’s Woods Deep Dark – A Poem by Goff James

A poem inspired by Mark S. @ Naturalist Weekly prompt ‘Hibernation’ or ‘Winter Seclusion’ or a variation of these

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Poem Attribution – Goff James – Winter’s Woods Deep Dark

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Spotlight Poetry – Forest Furnaced Wakes – A Poem by Goff James

The surreal image by ejaugsburg from Pixabay shows an express train racing through a forest on a  background of glowing light and trees beneath which is written a haiku poem titled Forest Furnaced Wakes by the poet Goff James. The poem reads;
Forest furnaced wakes,
Morning’s wind storm-whistled races,
Autumn back on track.

A poem inspired by Eugi’s @ Moonwashed Musings weekly word prompt – ‘Autumn

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Poem Attribution – Goff James – Forest Furnaced Glows

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