Ligo Haibun Challenge – Challenge yourself!

Summer is a busy time for many us, and with this – can come delays, as has been the case with the crew of the Ligo Haibun Challenge. Thank you for your patience, to those with entries. I have been reading all of the entrants for the past week and will be returning to comment on each.

A quandry, for me, these last few months has been picking honorable mentions – increasingly difficult because, point in fact, there are more than just a few good ones.

It is my opinion that each of you deserve honorable mentions. The very individualistic quality of each entry, the beautiful expressions of some, the unique perspective of others, the close-up realism of still others – while adhering to the haibun and haiku style and criteria, lends itself to (honestly) my personal inability to pick one over the other.

I am pleased that honorable mentions will happen monthly now. This means judging will be based on a body of your work. A new challenge each week, honorable mentions – once a month!


There are two words to chose from for this week’s Ligo Haibun Challenge!

“Oblivion” or “Morning Glory” 

I would love to see lots of entrants to this week’s Challenge.

Get started, all you writers out there – I want to enjoy reading more wonderful haibun from all of you. Need more information?  Click here! And don’t forget, we are in the planning stages of putting together a haibun ebook (and with your permission) yours may be in there, too! Being published is always a good thing!


Good luck, thanks for entering and/or being a dedicated reader of the haibun/haiku writing style and therefore … becoming a Haibuner like myself,

~ Penny


6 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge – Challenge yourself!

  1. This looks very intriguing. To perception check: I write about “oblivion” what it means to me–and then I finish with a haiku or haibun about that same term? What is a haibun exactly…I did click the “click here” link for more info, but it didn’t link me to more info…blast it! Where is that info!! hehe…I’ll check back…

    • haibun – a few paragraphs (prose) on a specific topic (or prompt – in this case “oblivion”) your thoughts or take on it (an experience,an opinion, etc.) the haibun concludes or incorporates a …

      haiku – (short free verse poem) the essence of what you were saying in those written paragraphs!

      hope that helped some Karen and I’ll check out the link and make sure it’s working properly! 🙂

  2. This is a wonderful posting Penny 🙂
    I hope that you are enjoying a lovely
    evening and have a superb weekend
    planned 🙂

    Have lots of fun 😉

    Andro xxx

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