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Ligo Haibun Challenge

Hi Friends,

Welcome to the Ligo Haibun Challenge. This is the ‘photo week’. Select any one of the pictures below and write your haibun:) The first snap belongs to Ese Kļava blogging as Ese’s Voice.

horns

or

Penguins

As always, we welcome suggestions from you for word/phrase or visual prompts

The following are the rules for this challenge:

  • The haiku/collection of haiku related to the text to close. The haiku should be as authentic as possible, with no syllable count, no capitals or full stop
  • Wear the Ligo badge to the right with pride on your blog! And pin the Circle of Appreciation to your blog if you haibun is selected as an honourable mention!
  • Prizes are given on special occasions

After completing your haibun, please add it to the link collection below.

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Ligo Haibun Challenge – Illusion

I looked at the vast beach below. Sparkling in green, the water took in the joy of the land, reflecting the crowd of happy faces. Children ran with balloons, anxious mothers watched them while quiet toddlers built castles in the sand. Lovers sat behind trees, gazing into the each other’s eyes, the music of sea between them. The waves watched everything and glistened with their happiness.

I looked at the green walls in my well-furnished office and shuddered at the barren land below. My colleague typed away in his mechanical style, oblivious to the maddening silence.

Thriving and well-fed

yet bound in a narrow space

fish in Aquarium

Written for the Ligo Haibun Challenge. Pirate and Penny are the other hosts of this challenge. Do share your own haibun with us and enjoy the contribution by other writers.

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Ligo Haibun Challenge

Welcome to the Ligo Haibun Challenge. As always, we have two choices for you. You may choose one of them and start your journey in the haibun world.

The choices are:

Oblivion

Or

Morning Glory

We welcome suggestions for word/phrase or visual prompts

Check out the rules below:

  • The haiku/collection of haiku related to the text to close. The haiku should be as authentic as possible, with no syllable count, no capitals or full stop.
  • Wear the Ligo badge to the right with pride on your blog! And pin the Circle of Appreciation to your blog if you haibun is selected as an honourable mention!
  • Prizes are given on special occasions

Also, include your haibun to the link collection below.



 

Here are the honourable mentions for the July:

Anja

Anjie Inspired

Aesop Clerk

Peripatetic Eric

Esenga’s voice

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Ligo Haibun Challenge

Welcome to this week’s Ligo Haibun Challenge. We encourage all writers to take part and delight in the art of haibun. If you are interested in haiku, haibun is not far away. Besides, you get to explore different forms and styles of haibun here.  The other two hosts of this challenge are Pirate and Penny.

We have two quotes for you this week. The choices are:

Earth laughs in flowers – a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Or

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher – William Wordsworth

We welcome suggestions for word/phrase or visual prompts

Check out the rules below:

  • The haiku/collection of haiku related to the text to close. The haiku should be as authentic as possible, with no syllable count, no capitals or full stop.
  • Wear the Ligo badge to the right with pride on your blog! And pin the Circle of Appreciation to your blog if you haibun is selected as an honourable mention!
  • Prizes are given on special occasions

Also, include your haibun to the link collection below.

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Ligo Haibun Challenge

Hello Friends,

Welcome to the Ligo Haibun Challenge. Check out the two photo prompts we have for you this week. The first photo belongs to Penny and the second one of clouds is from my collection.

Copyright - Penny

Copyright – Penny

or

Photo 2

As always, we welcome suggestions from you for word/phrase or visual prompts

The following are the rules for this challenge:

  • The haiku/collection of haiku related to the text to close. The haiku should be as authentic as possible, with no syllable count, no capitals or full stop
  • Wear the Ligo badge to the right with pride on your blog! And pin the Circle of Appreciation to your blog if you haibun is selected as an honourable mention!
  • Prizes are given on special occasions

After completing your haibun, please add it to the link collection below. 

We will update the honourable mentions shortly. Thank you:)

Ligo Haibun Challenge – Lost Moments

There was a point of time in my childhood when I coveted ice-creams sold in streets. Despite constant allusion to the aspect that they were unhygienic, my fascination did not diminish. I was one of the ‘regular customers’ and a favourite with the vendor. This could be due to the fact that I never complained about the weekly rise in the ice-cream prices. The other customers were some kids, a nanny with a pram and a few old folks. There was a pleasure in the unruly crowd and the banter surrounding the ice-cream cart, which is absent in the high-profile ice-cream parlours.

Strawberry cones

each scoop

melts into the soul

 

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Ligo Haibun Challenge

Hello Friends,

Welcome to the Ligo Haibun Challenge. Thank you for your wonderful response last week. We encourage all of you to take part in this challenge. We have a word prompt and quote for you to choose this week. Here they are:

Lost Moments

or

The earth has music for those who listen – A quote by George Santayana

We welcome suggestions from you for word/phrase or visual prompts

The following are the rules for this challenge:

  • The haiku/collection of haiku related to the text to close. The haiku should be as authentic as possible, with no syllable count, no capitals or full stop
  • Wear the Ligo badge to the right with pride on your blog! And pin the Circle of Appreciation to your blog if you haibun is selected as an honourable mention!
  • Prizes are given on special occasions

After completing your haibun, please add it to the link collection below.

The honourable mentions for last week’s Ligo Haibun Challenge are:

Twoscamps

Ligo Haibun Challenge – The Game

Copyright - Penny

Copyright – Penny

He grins at the check. My horse manages to save the king, but the game would probably be over in two moves. And that is predictable. He suddenly loses patience and pushes all my chess pieces with his pawn and declares himself the winner. Then, he jumps twice and runs away; typical of his eight years.

Young moon

piqued at late dawn

bounces away

Ligo Haibun Challenge

Welcome to the Ligo Haibun Challenge. We have photo prompts for you this week. These photos belong to Penny and you may choose either of these for your haibun.

Copyright - Penny

Copyright – Penny

or

Copyright - Penny

Copyright – Penny

As always, we welcome suggestions for word/phrase or visual prompts

These are the rules:

  • The haiku/collection of haiku related to the text to close. The haiku should be as authentic as possible, with no syllable count, no capitals or full stop, all ideally making 220 word max.
  • Wear the Ligo badge to the right with pride on your blog! And pin the Circle of Appreciation to your blog if you haibun is selected as an honourable mention!
  • Prizes are given on special occasions

And don’t forget to add your haibun to the link collection below:)

Here are the honourable mentions for last week’s challenge:
Anja: As nature blends with emotions, words rush out. A perfect haiku finish.
Anelephantcan’t: There is a guiding hand when life becomes a haze of grey. He discovers humanity and friendship in his disability.
Reading Pleasure: Love endures the test of time. Years of waiting and reunion expressed in this lovely haibun.
Twoscamps: The travellers, the pedestrian with two dogs and the earth – all of them desire relief from heat and the rain grants them their wish. Be sure to read this interesting haibun and you will experience Arizona in June.
Steph: Memories of stormy nature and a mother breathing her last. A haibun with depth.

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Ligo Haibun Challenge – Monsoon

The sky parted with tiny drizzles, hesitant as to how they would be received. Finding no resistance, the sky poured with audacity. Birds flew to their nests, except one. This was a tiny sparrow, seemingly having no nest of its own, decided to take shelter in my balcony. I waved my hands, trying to shoo it away. It flew away and returned, continuing this act for a few minutes.

“Let it be.” said my little brother. “What does it eat?”

He got cooked rice from the kitchen and left some in the balcony. The sparrow looked at the rice, while eying us suspiciously. We left the balcony and forgot the sparrow. But, we found it in the evening in the huge neem tree, sharing grains of rice with another sparrow.

Rain parts with earth

grains of friendship

take root in balcony