“We can only live from moment to moment ~ let’s enjoy life that way too!”
It is my pleasure to announce the addition of a fourth judge to the panel of the Ligo Haibun Challenge: Esenga of Ese’s Voice, a gifted and skilled writer. Read her own words as she explains The Danger of Being Me! Welcome Ese!
For this week’s (writing) prompt there are two photos from which to choose:
Your haibun writing challenge: pick one of the above photos (click on either photo for a larger view). Think about the photo you’ve chosen. What does it mean to you? What thoughts, memories, experiences come to mind as you ponder? Consider how you will present your piece?
With that in mind, begin! Write a few paragraphs (one or more), include the haiku (form of Japanese poetry – 3 lines of 17 or fewer syllables), an essential part of your haibun. Your haiku (one or more) can be either a closing to your written piece or in-between the paragraph(s) to add emphasis.
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.
To assist in getting a “feel” for the intriguing method of haibun writing, read from our current and past entries. Full rules for entering and to learn more about the other judges (Nightlake, Pirate, Penny) and the “Ligo Haibun experience” click here!
Have a great day,
If you look off to your right of this post you will see an image saying A Penny For Your Thoughts. A while back I began a blog for inspirational quotes, mostly for myself, but I’ve decided to share. The one you just read was taken from there. For more inspirational quotes, just click on the image – it’s free, and you don’t even need to comment, just hopefully be inspired or enjoy!
Lost amidst the meadow’s view
forgotten flower poised so true.
Lingering in the morning air
none to breath thy fragrance fair.
Silked, unfolded petals wide
forgotten flower, you abide.
Forgotten flower still unseen
and yet you reign, you are a queen.
For unbeknownst to all this day
crowned with sunshine’s golden rays.
Morning dew with sparkling glow
jeweled petals did bestow.
You’ve become a radiant sight
although unseen, your glory’s bright.
Unfortunate who cannot see
unwitnessed still, for all you be.
Forgotten ’til there does appear
someone of worth who’ll hold your dear.
Forgotten flower never fear
your time for view is coming near!
~“All have beauty under the sun, especially those forgotten ones A forgotten flower should not be, if we chose to – we will see”
Penny L Howe, 2013
Happy Weekend, everyone
Stay focused (like this beautiful guy in the photo) on your personal goals, and remember …
Winning is just an added bonus .. losing a most important experience to learn from.
Well unless you’re playing chess. Truthfully even in this the most classic and excellent game of strategy it should still be about being your best, not better than the other person.
The best form of competition is the one you have with yourself! Penny L Howe, 2013
Have a wonderful week,