Sturgeon Moon

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The Full Moon in August is referred to by the Native Americans as the Sturgeon Moon. It is thought that it was due to the large numbers of sturgeon that were available in the northern lakes and rivers at this time of year. Sturgeon are thought to be prehistoric remnants of the ice age. They are bottom feeders that live much longer than most fish. Their boney scale-less bodies and long pointy noses make them look quite different from most fish. Today, Frank Tassone asked us to write a Haikai poem that refers to the Sturgeon Moon. The painting above, of the moon over the mountains and the flowing river, is one I did a few months back. Yesterday, I went back and added more details and color to the original. It is a recycled painting from the Habitat Restore.

Sturgeon Moon rises

Like a boney reflection

Ancient survivor

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This is my little corner of the garage where I do my painting!

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Still Cold

Punxsutawney Phil Makes Annual Groundhog Day Appearance

Grumpy old ground hog
Winter sleep interrupted
Still cold // spring will come
No dark shadow to scare him
Who would believe such a tale?

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Frank Tassone asked us to write a Haikai poem for this ground hog’s day. Even though he did not see his shadow, it is still very cold in many parts of the country. So our prompt is “still cold”!

Come join us at: https://frankjtassone.com/2019/02/02/haikai-challenge-71-2-2-19-still-cold-yokan-haiku-senryu-haibun-tanka-haiga-renga/

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