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 in 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, Patricia, Celestine, 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!
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,