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

Ligo Haibun Challenge – Honorable Mentions!

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 ligo haibunjourneys. 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.

ligo_circle_of_appreciation2Congratulations 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