(g) fortunes / chipping away at the cold (1.7)

Fortune: 7 Don’t behave with cold manners.

chipping away at the cold
1
when the creek freezes
be hesitant to cross it
The ice may be thin
2
blanket your face with
a warm smile and be ready
to aid those who fall
3
black or white ice; both
are a hazard in winter –
behave with respect

©JP/dh

Funny Fortune Cookies Quotes:
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(g) fortunes/ northern exposure (1.6)

Fortune: A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking.

northern exposure

frozen in space and
time; this winter the only
conclusion is “cold”

©JP/dh

At about 9 am… With 9 F or -13 C and a wind 17 mph… one might add ‘darned’ to ‘cold’.

Funny Fortune Cookies Quotes:
Here are some humorous sayings discovered in fortune cookies.
While some are intentionally funny, others may have been typos,
bad translations, or just created by a confused fortune printer.
Whatever the reasons, enjoy!

http://quotes.yourdictionary.com/articles/funny-fortune-cookie-sayings.html

I already wrote this piece and it sort of fits this challenge. Though I have these two words: Winter and Cold.

<a href=”https://frankjtassone.com/2018/01/06/haikai-challenge-15-1-6-18-winter-storm-or-artic-cold-haiku-senryu-haibun-tanka-renga-haiga/“><strong> haikai challenge 15</strong></a>  

Winter has thrown down the gauntlet. So this week, your choice of unconventional kigo includes either Winter Storm or Artic Cold. Any haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, renga, haiga or haikai poem of your choice is fair game!

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(g) fortunes / times’ illusions? (1.5)

Fortune: You can always find happiness at work on Friday.

times’ illusions?

bitter cold morning
normal winter; no whining
weekend looms ahead

those nine to fivers, five days
a week; seek sanctuary

clock watchers might have
slightly longer waits until
heaving work aside

©JP/dh

Funny Fortune Cookies Quotes:
Here are some humorous sayings discovered in fortune cookies.
While some are intentionally funny, others may have been typos,
bad translations, or just created by a confused fortune printer.
Whatever the reasons, enjoy!

http://quotes.yourdictionary.com/articles/funny-fortune-cookie-sayings.html

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(g) LIGHT: enchantment? (three renga ) (12.30)

LIGHT: enchantment?
(three renga )

light and fluffy flakes
started soft in the wee hours
to end by mid day

one inch predicted; turning
to many, for plows, shovels

preparing coffee
and cocoa my job this round –
nearing sniffles end
~
bright red Cardinal wings to
feed; two more wait in the pines

green needles frosted
hang heavy with bone white snow;
a northern winter

fairly close, secular year
and winter begin their waltz
~
at the very least
the northern daylight lengthens
waiting for spring’s jig

brave souls bundle up to clear
pathways; the plow’s been through once…

winds dance silently
knocking snow of branch and bush;
kettle whistle sings

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

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(g) LIGHT; fluid canvas (renga) (12.22)

LIGHT; fluid canvas
(renga)

light chest of fur is
framed; a cat in the window –
watches the world wake

not enough action on the
first day of this grey winter

silver rain may shed
from sunless sky; the house cat
retreats from the sill

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

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(g) LIGHT; from the marrow (a renga) (12.15)

“If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, There will be peace… “
~ Chinese Proverb

LIGHT; from the marrow
(a renga)

autumn light has left
silver grey sky dominates
casting cold shivers

winter seasoning peppers
all bones to their marrow depths

yet the heart still beats
often overpowering
dark corners with love

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

marrow: noun 1. Anatomy. a soft, fatty, vascular tissue in the interior cavities of bones that is a
major site of blood cell production. 2: the inmost or essential part 3. strength or vitality
Origin 1400-50; late Middle English marwe fellow worker, partner,
perhaps < Old Norse margr friendly, literally, many

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(g) LIGHT; lagging (12.6)

LIGHT; lagging
(three haiku in themed series)

late, or not at all;
sun in winter oft forgets
to make a dawn rise

late, the cane out of
reach for support – who stumbles
as the mind closes

late, or not at all;
moonbeams reach for broken hearts
true romantics, sigh

©JP/dh

Light: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/light?s=t
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light

With special thanks to Shiftshake Scion For the inspiration to use the word ‘late’ in my LIGHT theme this month.

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