I’m combining challenges this week because there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. How many of you feel the same way?
Anyway, Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai challenge asks us to use the Harvest Moon (meigetsu) in the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga. My challenge asks us to embrace the tanka!
Harvest Moon Magic
the harvest moon soars bright against the sable night— I reap what I sow the warmth of hearth and home calls get ready for winter's chill ©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro
My pivot is, “I reap what I sow.” As I explained in my challenge post, our pivot should relate to the first two lines of our tanka, and to the last two lines of our tanka.
the harvest moon soars bright against the sable night— I reap what I sow
The harvest season is a time to reap what you have sown. All the seeds you planted in the spring, both physically and metaphorically, are ready to bear fruit. Now, we can collect the bounty we deserve.
I reap what I sow the warmth of hearth and home calls get ready for winter's chill
The pivot works with the last two lines, as well. This portion of the poem suggests we plan for the harsh winter season to come. Happy Autumn!