Ligo Haibun Challenge – Honorable Mentions and more!

It is a very positive time for The Ligo Haibun’s troupe of writers. We have both Honorable and Special mentions for many, presented by the lovely Nightlake inligo_circle_of_appreciation2 her newest post, click here to learn all about them.

All entries this past month were well written, making it hard to chose. Adding a few of those that were also a pleasure to read: Bjorn, Aesop’s Clerk, Ese, PatriciaCelestine, Jules, Jody, Oberon, Joe and two new entrants Bastet and Brenda.

To all of you who participated, thank you, so very well done. And a warm hello to those who have returned, as well as our new writers.


Recently, I had an interesting and brief conversation, via Twitter (140- character limit) with another blogger about the distinction between haibun and haiku. When you’re explaining something with 140 or less total characters, you have to be very specific with the words you write, lol. Well I was (very specific), and She got it! So the short-short version of a haibun (twitter version):

The haibun has two parts. 1) Prose, a paragraph or two and 2) An accompanying haiku. prose + haiku (Japanese style poem) = haibun!

Full rules for entering this haibun writing challenge here. To read more about the judges and the Ligo Haibun Experience, and to add your name to the mailing list click here!

The prompt for this week’s Ligo Haibun Challenge are the words:

Fascination” or “Torture

Chose only one as the inspiration for your haibun! Good Luck.

I encourage you to enter. Publish your written piece on your blog for others to read and enjoy. To officially enter the challenge, link your URL Address to the blue link box below.

A special thanks to Aquileana, for our excellent “twitter conversation” about haibun and haiku the other day – it was great fun. Check out her wonderful blog out here!

Have a great day,

~ Penny

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  5. I posted my first haibun on this site encouraged by Pirate. I learned a lot here. Jules has already said what I too feel. I endorse his views.

    Thanks for the mention and Congratulations to all. 🙂

    • Thank you for your kind words, Aesop. She (Jules) and you, in fact each writer who takes the time to enter the Ligo Haibun, are important to me. This is about like minded writers desiring to improve their writing skills and share same with others. In this way we all grow together! Penny 🙂 xx

  6. As much as I love writing, I have been introduced to a myriad of wonderful writers and I wish I had the time to read them all. Thank you for your ‘mention’ – you are a dear.

    Looks like this weeks challenge will be well a challenge! Hugs, Jules

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    • Hi Michael. I’ll give Padmini a heads up about that! When we refer to each of the entrants in our emails we just go by their Gravatar names, so it was an honest mistake she made. Her words were true though, dear friend! 🙂 xx

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