#Haikai Challenge #28 (4/7/18): first [cherry] blossoms (hatsu hana)…#haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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The Spring and Winter continue to dual in the Northeastern United States, haijin! Snow fell Thursday morning and melted away by Thursday afternoon. Nevertheless, the cold fights a rearguard action against the march of warmth.

Congratulations to last week’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants

1. Jane Dougherty
2. Jules
3. Xenia Tran
4. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
5. Merril D. Smith
6. Janice (Ontheland)
7. Revived Writer
8. Dwight L. Roth

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Now, for this week’s challenge!

A single daffadil blooms in my backyard garden. According to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, daffodils and Cherry trees blossom around the same time. What better way can haijin mark the spring but by celebrating the coming Cherry Blossom season!

Your kigo this week, therefore, is [first] cherry blossom (hatsu hana). Write the haikai poem of your choice that states or alludes to [first] cherry blossom (hatsu hana).

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Hello my name is Henrietta Watson. I am a mother of a 26 year old daughter and a 19 year old son. I also have a 1 year old granddaughter and a newborn granddaughter.I am a Security Officer. I also write short stories, blogs and poems. I like cooking,grilling,fishing,skating,playing billiards,going out to eat and going to see movies.

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