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The harsh winds of January howl through the community. My neighbor’s wind chimes sound the alarm. Trees shiver off a layer of hoarfrost from the freezing rain that fell the night before. Reflective shards that look like broken glass litter the slushy street. Juncos flit through the branches of the Bradford Pear trees, devouring the remains of the shriveled fruit.

blue sky greets the day
promise soars on winter's wings
a new year arrives

© Colleen M. Chesebro

I’ve written a haibun for this first #TankaTuesday challenge of 2022! Taste the Rainbow is our color challenge, where poets choose a color to feature in their choice of syllabic poetry. Join the fun here: #TankaTuesday Poetry Challenge No. 255.

57 thoughts on ““A New Year – 2022,” haibun #TankaTuesday

    1. Right outside my window. Those juncos are so pretty with their dark gray feathers above their white underbelly. I love watching them. We’re rocking and rolling in the wind today! Stay safe. ❤

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    1. Thank you! It’s the connection between the prose and the haiku that make this form so fun to write. It’s always hard to not repeat what you’ve written in your prose. Finding another way to connect the two pieces is the fun part. LOL! I’m such a nerd. 😀 ❤

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    1. It’s WordPress. They expect you to only have one Twitter account for four blogs! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Nothing I can do to fix it. When I post, it goes to the right account last time I checked.

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  1. Your description made me feel like I was looking out your window!! Our wind was blowing today and sometimes when the juncos were fluttering about, I thought it was the leaves!

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    1. That’s what caught my attention. The juncos are so pretty with their dark gray feathers and white undercarriage. They love those pear pearls from the trees that line our street. Other than the Canadian geese that’s all I see right now. ❤️

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      1. It’s a gorgeous view. We have an interesting view from our balcony because there are several large trees that attract critters and birds and of course change through the seasons. 😉

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  2. Wonderful! Juncos and finches and small sparrows and co. are so entertaining …. and resilient! Whoot! Makes one stop for pause to think just how the go about surviving! Especially in winter. I’ve enjoyed your haibun — the prose is elegant and tells a very winter story – and the haiku is a wonderful compliment …. winter’s first breath and ringing in the changes, a new year indeed. 😀

    All the best (again) and what a lovely and wonderful start to the weekly challenges 🙂

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