There is something wonderful about the art of crafting words. Some extra energy being generated inside ourselves when we sit down and pen our creative thoughts, emotions, ideas.
The nature of writing haibun extends this feeling. We find ourselves exploring and delving into the method and manner of our expressions even more fully.
Singling out a few for honorable mentions for August from the Ligo Haibun Challenge was difficult! All the entries were entertaining and well written. Thank you Nightlake for your wonderful descriptions of each of the following Honorable mentions:
Twoscamps: As the writer travels, you willingly join her on the various journeys. Such is the strength of description in these haibun that you will find yourself moving with the words. While all the haibun here need a special mention, do take a look at one called ‘illusion’.
Peripatetic Eric: Depth and ease with which the words flow are the hallmarks of this writer. His various haibun touch a chord in the reader, but the one titled, ‘Oblivion’ needs to be mentioned.
Reading Pleasure: Celestine’s haibun are emotional, passionate and always come from the heart. The haiku towards the end of her narrative is compelling and captivating. Check out her latest haibun for this.
Aesop Clerk: If you want philosophical writing with insightful knowledge of history, read Aesop Clerk’s haibun. Faith and facts are always analyzed in his haibun and the conclusions are summed up in a unique manner. For example, go through his haiku on ‘Liberation’ drafted in the first week of August.
Jules: Jules makes her point clearly and stresses her ideas with more than a haiku. Realism and a simple, but highly effective writing are her trademarks. Her haibun, ‘Aglow’, written on August 1, illustrates these points.
Congratulations to all! Your words – a pleasure to read. Be sure and take your “Circle of Appreciation” home and display! Our way of saying thank you!
Also an update: The Ligo Haibun Challenge, will continue to be hosted at Nightlake and Pirate’s most excellent blogs. I will be one less host for everyone to check in with, lol. While no longer a host, I am continuing in my role as one of the judges and will also be submitting my own haibun each week. Thank you everyone for participating, and I encourage you to continue to do so.
For those with a little time please check out some of the other wonderful Haibun entries below:
Everyone have a positive and creative week ahead!Thank you, ~ Penny
13 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge – Honorable Mentions!”
Thank you so much, Penny. I’m happy that you guys deem my work worthy of a honourable mention. I do wish you would host this Challenge, but then, I understand your decision. we will still have you as a judge! 🙂
Well looks like I will host for a little while longer after all Celestine. As best I can. Padmini and Pirate were convincing, lol! You are most definitely a “shining star” with your haibun and of course your excellent haiku. So yes, most worthy! 🙂 xx
Sorry you won’t be hosting….I am actually considering slowing down on the writing end of the haibun. I look forward to your posts. 🙂
Don’t slow down too much, I love your work Anja! 🙂 xx
🙂 that just made me happy. Thank you.
A pleasure Anja, especially since I really meant what I said! 🙂
I trust you did. It was nice to hear after a couple of yucky weeks. 🙂
These are great honourable mentions that were chosen. It’s a shame that you won’t be hosting, but glad that we still have three judges. Makes those split decisions easier 🙂
Yes they are, but all of you write great haibun, Alastair. It is difficult to chose. Yes split decisions are easier with 3 my friend! 🙂 xx
I read some of them and they are incredible. I can why Celestine gets the honourable mention, she is, after all, the master of haiku 🙂 Or mistress but that brings up connotations that are just plain wrong lol
You bring some excellent points!
All poets and writers are genuinely masters of their own work. A spark of beauty that escapes in blossoms of inspiration. 🙂
Great blog topic.
Hello Charlie. Thank you very much. Your words are lovely! 🙂
oh…you should read my new poem if you get a chance. It’s about the darker side of Disneyland. You’ll never get to read anything like this. Especially if its Disneyland.