Ligo Haibun Challenge – A Quote by any other name or actress …

13682519091 (1)Welcome to this weeks Ligo Haibun Challenge. Please consider entering if you – love writing, want to improve your writing skills and enjoy a challenge!

The Haibun is composed of two parts: written prose and haiku:

Write one or more paragraphs (a few hundred words or less) of an inspired thought or idea from one of the “prompt ligo_circle_of_appreciation2quotes” (below).

Insert one or more short “free verse” poetry (haiku) at the close of your prose or between the paragraphs. (see sample of a haiku below). The haiku represents a summation or an additional expression (so to speak) related to the written portion of your haibun.


haibun of being
my template of expression
essence of haiku


This week chose one of the follow two quotes as your prompt:

“A kiss is a lovely trick by nature to stop speech when words become” superfluous.” – Ingrid Bergman

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe


Write and publish your haibun on your blog site,  then click on the link box below (and follow the simple directions) to enter. For more details and information click on the heading HAIBUN CHALLENGE at the top of this page! To view a few haibun samples click here Ligo Haibun Challenges

Be sure and stop by and visit the two other hosts of the Ligo Haibun Challenge : Nightlake and Ye Pirate!

Congratulations to all who entered last week! You written words are well fashioned works of haibun artistry! Good luck to all who enter the competition this week. Monthly honorable mentions will be given so … keep writing, I’m loving it!

~ Penny


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    • Hi Yoshiko, Ye Pirate (Managua Gunn) started the “Ligo Haibun Challenge” some time ago on his personal blog site.
      The haibun method of writing in historical literature began well over a thousand years ago. In the 17th century one of the popular poets of that era began using the term “haibun” when referring to the combining of prose and ‘haiku’ style of poetry within a short written piece. He took traditional ideas and started a whole new mindset that other poets and writers would later expand upon. This continues today. I hope I have answered your question for you my friend! 🙂

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