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! The Haiku Challenge !

Dear Special Blogging Friends,

Welcome !


The Haiku Challenge is a Haiku writing challenge that runs from February 1 to February 28. I am hosting the challenge for the first time. I hope you people will support me by enjoying the same.

As February being the month of love, I decided myself to express my love for Haiku, after penning down more than half a century of Haikus, the love for it has become immeasurable and that made me throw a Challenge to myself, ‘The Haiku Challenge!’ If you ask me what is this Haiku Challenge, then I would say it is simply writing a Haiku a day, beginning February 1 and to carry on until February 28.


28 days – 28 Haikus - Wow! That sounds great right.

What is a Haiku?
Haiku, is a form of Japanese Poetry, three-lined non-rhyming poem consisting of 17 syllables, in three phrases 5-7-5 syllable respectively.

This is one of the Haiku loved by many…


Mom clasped me, wished
Good luck for final exams
Secret of success

I hope many enjoyed as much as I did when I penned this… This is a sample for the ones who going to try their hand at Haiku for the first time.


5 – 7 – 5 Syllable Structure

How to Count Syllables?
Here is a wonderful website to learn how to count syllables? Stop and learn the technique, do you think it is tough? I do not think so...

Is it that tough? No worries, count your syllables here

Get…………………………Set……………………………………Go…………………………………



Are you ready for the challenge?



Write a Haiku in your blog and share the link in comment section or in the linky tools available in my post that day for the challenge, here at Few Miles blog: http://pendownmythought.blogspot.com. In your post do include a link back to the blog, so that your readers would know and if they love this challenge, can also take part. Here is the badge for the challenge, hope you people like it.



The haiku challenge is to write 28 Haikus in 28, so please do not share the link of your old post that fits the theme. Write on the day as per the schedule. You can combine the challenge posts with any other meme or prompts as you wish. You can also write more than one Haiku for the theme and link in here.

PS: I will visit each of the posts at the challenge and leave a comment for sure, and if I find it to be hurting someone in any way, I will remove the link from the comments section.



Enjoy the Challenge as much as I do!

Click on the Day number to visit the post of that day


Day	Image/Words
1	Feel free to write a Haiku, as you wish, No theme so enjoy!
2	Image1
3	Mother
4	Image2
5	Cynosure
6	Image3
7	Anger
8	Image4
9	Lilt
10	Image5
11	Faith
12	Image6
13	Grumble
14	Word – Love + Image7 (Use the word as your theme and pen down a Haiku inspired by the image
15	Solitude
16	Image8
17	Ravel
18	Image9
19	Debris
20	Image10
21	Bliss
22	Image11
23	Scintillate
24	Image12
25	Haze
26	Image13
27	Eternity
28	Image14

The Game is on!

Catch you guys on February 1

Click on the Day Number to view the post to submit the links for the challenge !

94 comments:

  1. I'm in!

    www.cloakedmonk.wordpress.com

    Shalom,
    Terri

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  2. Your prompts seem very interesting SiS...
    Don't know how regular I can be but surely will be around :)
    Cheers!! And all the best!!

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  3. I am in. I will use a trashback from wordpress. Here is my link just in case. Have a great weekend :)

    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/

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  4. well thought challenge ! will try to live upto it :)

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  5. Sounds like fun - I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

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  6. i've never tried Haiku, sounds like fun! thanks to you, will surely give it a shot! :)

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  7. Thanks for the description for the beginners.. i m still in for the challenge !

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  8. My first one is here: http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com

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  9. here's mine for day 1, guess this is where i'm supposed to link. :) completely new to this, hope this qualifies. :)

    http://dishi-tales.blogspot.com/2011/02/pain-haiku-challenge-day-1-1st-feb-2011.html

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  10. very, very tempting - i am in. :)

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  11. Hello, I started. Did anyone else post one? Here is my link. Thanks for the feedback :)
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/

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  12. Here's my link for day two:

    http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/the-haiku-challenge/

    Thanks, SIS--I think this will be fun!

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  13. Day three link: http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/mother/

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  14. Sorry I missed say one, but I'm in for the duration.

    http://thepoetsquill.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/haiku-challange/

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  15. Haiku, day two. I’m in: http://thepoetsquill.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/february-daily-haiku-challenge-day-3-mother/

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  16. Oops, I meant day three. Haiku, day three. I’m in: http://thepoetsquill.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/february-daily-haiku-challenge-day-3-mother/

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  17. I started today. Is there a smaller image for the challenge? I would love to use it, perhaps I will resize what you have.

    My first offering:

    http://riverstonesbyjuliejordanscott.blogspot.com/2011/02/is-not.html

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  18. Mine are here, or hereabouts:
    http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/daily-haiku/

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  19. @ Cloaked Monk (aka Terri)

    Welcome to the Challenge..

    Someone is Special

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  20. @ Kristen Haskell

    Welcome to the Challenge.. and I hope you are aware that the challenge is 5 days old now

    Someone is Special

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  21. @ Nanka

    Heartly Welcome to the Challenge..

    Someone is Special

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  22. @ lynnaima

    Glad to know that and Welcome to the Challenge..

    Someone is Special

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  23. @ ladynimue

    Most Welcome and Have a great Haiku Month..

    Someone is Special

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  24. @ lightverse

    Pleasure is mine and Welcome to the Challenge..

    Someone is Special

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  25. @ Dishilicious

    Welcome to the Challenge and have a great month ahead..

    Someone is Special

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  26. @ RaNiiiiii

    Pleasure is mine.. Most welcome to the Challenge.

    Someone is Special

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  27. @ vivinfrance

    Pleasure to have you in the challenge.. Welcome..

    Someone is Special

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  28. @ Dishilicious

    Awesome Haiku..

    Someone is Special

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  29. @ Trisha

    Pleasure is mine.. Welcome..

    Someone is Special

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  30. @ Lynnaima

    Welcome to the Challenge.. Nice one..

    Someone is Special

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  31. @ bodhirose

    Welcome to the Challenge.. and have a great month.. Awesome Haiku for day1,2, and three.. Thanks..

    Someone is Special

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  32. @ Mike Patrick

    Most Welcome..

    Someone is Special

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  33. @ Mike Patrick

    Wonderful Haikus.. Loved it.

    Someone is Special

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  34. @ Julie Jordan Scott

    Welcome to the Challenge and it is my pleasure to have you in the challenge..

    Someone is Special

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  35. @ vivinfrance

    Awesome Haiku..

    Someone is Special

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  36. Day five link for me:

    http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/sacred-space/

    I also signed up on the link. xoxo

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  37. Sorry to bother, but every time I place an entry, it displays on a dropped-down line with a red "X" above it. It breaks up the lovely flow of the columns. Obviously, I'm doing something wrong. Do you know how straighten me out? As a newbie, I very much want to fit in, because I’m really enjoying the haiku challenge. Any assistance you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Mike

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  38. I am in a little late, but better then never.
    My first submission:
    http://honeyhaiku.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/bloom/

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  39. SIS,

    Sorry, at first I did not see the prompts. Here is my haiku day #7 "Anger"

    http://honeyhaiku.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/anger/

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  40. Each day I click hopefully on the number and prompt, and each day it
    fails to open.

    Please tell me how I should be posting my links and where to read others' haiku?
    ViV

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  41. Here's my day eight link: http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/solitary-prints/

    Also signed up using the Linky.

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  42. Here is my latest submission. I sure hope I am posting this right.

    http://www.livinginthemiddle.com/2011/02/our-day-at-shore.html

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  43. I am not sure if you wanted us to do this each day in addition to linking in, please let me know. In the meantime here is day 8:

    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/h-ku-8-steps/

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  44. I followed Jingle here, and ended up posting a Haiku on my blog, here's the link for day 7:

    http://bit.ly/fRvsTg

    Gerardine

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  45. @ bodhirose

    Thanks bodhirose..Smiles..

    Someone is Special

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  46. @ Mike Patrick

    PS: The red colored 'X' that appears above your name is the delete icon.. You can delete your link if you link it wrong or if you wish to change the name. If not leave a comment here, I will do that for you

    Someone is Special

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  47. @ Nicole

    Thanks Nicole, Welcome to the Challenge and it is my pleasure to have you in the challenge..

    Someone is Special

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  48. @ Nicole

    Smiles, a wonderful Haiku..

    Someone is Special

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  49. @ vivinfrance

    I am sorry viv, i dunno what is going wrong, I will link you myself and pleasure to read you..

    Someone is Special

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  50. @ bodhirose

    Thanks bodhirose.. smiles..

    Someone is Special

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  51. @ Kristen Haskell

    Thanks Kristen.. Smiles..

    Someone is Special

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  52. @ lynnaima

    lynnaima, I hope you people got me wrong.. I will mail everyone what needs to be done..

    Someone is Special

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  53. @ Gerardine Baugh

    Welcome to the challenge Gerardine.. Pleasure to have you in the challenge..

    Someone is Special

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  54. Day #8:

    http://honeyhaiku.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/a-walk/

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  55. Mine are here:

    otterblossom !

    thanks for the challenge, SiS

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  56. I only just found out about this unfortunately, but hopefully I can keep up...

    http://michaeloconnell.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/haiku-day-8/

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  57. OK I failed this challenge miserably but I'm gonna join in on the days that I can.

    Here's my day 11 entry:

    http://michaeloconnell.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/haiku-11/

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  58. SiS--I don't know what the problem is...I still can't post for the 13th. It's 2 in the afternoon here. It will never let me post the night before when it's first open in other time zones. Here's mine for the 13th:

    http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/sis-daily-haiku-challenge-earthquake/

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  59. SiS, I still can't post for the 13th and it's 2 in the afternoon here. Can never post the night before when it's already open in other time zones. So here's my grumble!

    http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/sis-daily-haiku-challenge-earthquake/

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  60. Here's for the 14th. Happy Valentine's Day

    http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/sis-daily-haiku-challenge-power-of-love/

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  61. Here we are, half way through the month, and I'm still finding it impossible to open the page to post my link. Mike Patrick has posted me a working link most days, which is fine as far as it goes, but the whole thing
    seems to be a blogspot problem. It's the same with leaving comments - no problems with any other blog-type except blogspot,which make it really difficult a) to post a comment and b) to leave the site afterwards.

    Does anyone else have the same frustration with blogspot?

    Day 14 haiku is at http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/haiku-challenge-14211/

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  62. Viv, I haven't been able to connect the last few days...still hasn't changed to blue and I have Wordpress. Glad I'm not alone in this, I thought it was something I was doing.

    SiS, here is mine for Solitude:

    http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/sis-daily-haiku-challenge-waiting/

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  63. SiS, part of the problem with not being able to access the links to post is that it also keeps me from reviewing the other poets' work. Victoria

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  64. Day 13: http://honeyhaiku.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/plow/

    Day 14:
    http://honeyhaiku.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/lust/

    Day 15:
    http://honeyhaiku.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/246/

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  65. Here is my haiku for the 16th:

    http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/sis-daily-haiku-challenge-grace/

    Thank you, SiS--for ALL you do.

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  66. Here is my Haiku for the 16th a little early ...

    http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/sweet-bond/

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  67. Hi joined in pretty late but it's good fun. So many wonderful haiku poems. loved reading all. had a problem linking back but managed. all the best to all of you.

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  68. @ Nicole

    Thanks Nicole..

    Someone is Special

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  69. @ otterblossom

    Pleasure is mine..

    Someone is Special

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  70. @ michaeloconnell

    NP, you can continue from the current day..

    Someone is Special

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  71. @ Mike

    No I don't think so.. You can join in at any time..

    Someone is Special

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  72. @ victoria

    Victoria, even I am not aware of the issue.. Hmm No issues just submit your links as comments.. I will link myself..
    Happy Valentine's Day...

    Someone is Special

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  73. @ vivinfrance

    Viv, I hope the problem is solved..

    Someone is Special

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  74. @ Nicole

    Thanks for the links..

    Someone is Special

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  75. @ Victoria..

    I updated the link, thanks..

    Someone is Special

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  76. @ beccagivens.

    Thanks becca..

    Someone is Special

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  77. @ Celestial Dreamz

    Thanks Celestial, pleasure to have you in the party...

    Someone is Special

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  78. Day 16:

    http://honeyhaiku.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/goodbye/

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  79. http://honeyhaiku.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/liar/

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  80. For Ravel prompt:

    http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/knit-one-pearl-two/

    Is this what is considered the "Linky tool"?

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  81. No link today, so here's mine for the 18th:

    http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/siss-daily-haiku-challenge-sea-of-galilee/

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  82. Entry for the 18th!


    http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/juncture-the-divine/

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  83. @ Nicole

    I updated your links in the tool.. Thanks for sharing.. HAve a great day..

    Somoene is Special

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  84. @ beccagivens

    Nope this is not, linky tool is nothing but the blue color linkz available in daily Haiku posts..Thanks

    Somoene is Special

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  85. @ Victoria

    I will check what is the issue.. Will update your link too..

    Somoene is Special

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  86. @ beccagivens

    Thanks for sharing becca..

    Somoene is Special

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  87. I'd like to join (rather late - sorry).

    Harry

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  88. http://1513fusion.wordpress.com/blasket/haiku-challenge/

    That might be the link to my haiku - all being well.

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  89. DEBRIS:

    http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/vastness-of-debris/

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  90. http://1513fusion.wordpress.com/blasket/haiku-challenge-19/

    Have I got it right - will this take folk to the debris stone?

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  91. For #21 http://honeyhaiku.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/read-me/

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  92. Haiku for 26:

    http://thedesktopicons.blogspot.com/2011/02/haiku-challenge-26.html

    K. Shawn Edgar

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