! The Haiku Challenge 2012 ~ Winners & Highlights !

PS: ! THIS EVENT REPEATS EVERY YEAR AND I HOPE TO SEE THE SAME SUPPORT EVERY YEAR !

What is Haiku Challenge?
The Haiku Challenge is a Haiku writing challenge that runs in the month of February every year. Write a Haiku or set of Haiku every day and share them in the linky tool to enjoy the words.

How it began?
As February being the month of love, I decided myself to express my love for Haiku, after penning down close to one hundred Haiku the love for it has become immeasurable and that made me throw a Challenge to myself, ‘The Haiku Challenge!’ in 2011.

The Journey…!
The Haiku challenge began it’s journey in February 2011, a sweet journey and aw, my sweet child is aging two now. I consider the journey as a sweet achievement as it helped to discover talents, and helped me to find some pearls.

To know about the first edition of Haiku Challenge, Winners and to read participation entries stop by here. To read the kickoff post, and prompts given in this edition stop here. To read the participation entries stop here.

Summary…!
I thought it was my dream when reading you but now I realize that it happened in real while drafting this. It was fun, 29 days of fun with Haiku, exploration of different signatures of Haiku (Haiga, Acrostic Haiku, Pi-Ku, Naisaiku and Haibun). I hope you enjoyed writing for the challenge as much as I did when hosting the challenge, if not then I should call it as Failure of Haiku Challenge and not Success!

In this edition, 45 of you registered for the challenge, 54 challenged, 22 of you completed the challenging challenge colourfully and made this challenge a grand success! Three Cheers to all!!! Thank you!

I love numbers and I’ve been known to cherish stats a lot. In this edition, we had 29 days, 28 challenging themes, 7 different forms, and the poets kick started the challenge expressing their love for words. In all, we read 54 poets, 1001 entries ~ (1706 Haiku); that’s an average of 35 entries (59 Haiku) each day. The minimum entry was 29 entries on Day 25, 26 & 27 and the maximum entry was 41 entries on Day 1, 2 and 9. Considering the count of Haiku, the least was 34 on Day 7 and the maximum entry was 108 on Day 23.

I must thank everyone for adding smile to my heart! Now, it is my turn to return the favours by crowning ‘KING OF HAIKU’, ‘QUEEN OF HAIKU’, ‘STAR NEWBIE OF THE CHALLENGE’, ‘CHEERFUL CHALLENGER’, ‘FAVOURITE CHALLENGER’, ‘FIRST SWEET CHALLENGER’ and ‘LAST SWEET CHALLENGER’.

Thanks for making my job easier with your precious votes. Here we go….

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THE KING OF HAIKU CHALLENGE…
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There was a healthy competition between three contenders (Andy Sewina, Chevrefeuille and Ramesh Sood), Ramesh Sood won the title in the end. Congrats Rameshji, you deserve the title, ‘KING’…

Life is made easy for you


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THE QUEEN OF HAIKU CHALLENGE…
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There was a healthy competition between three contenders (Becca Givens, Pranali Kadam and Grace), Grace went past others with a heavy shower of votes (5 at a stretch) to win the Title. Congrats Grace, you deserve the title, ‘QUEEN’…

Life is made easy for you


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THE STAR NEWBIE OF HAIKU CHALLENGE…
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There was a healthy competition between three contenders (Asni (A Walk in my Heart), Valli (Reflection of my feelings) and Vidya Sury) and Asni won the title in the end. Congrats Asni (A Walk in My Heart), you have won many hearts with your words…

Life is made easy for you


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THE CHEERFUL CHALLENGER OF HAIKU CHALLENGE…
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+/- – The Cheerful Challenger of Haiku Challenge………… is


None other than a person who dominated others right from the start. She is a true winner as she has won hearts with her encouraging words. As I say, ‘I personally feel that appreciation is the best food for a blogger hunger, in that perspective I thank you for feeding me. I also feel critics will help a human being touch heights. So be my best critic’, she did the best, give a big hand of becca givens who garnered 80% of the votes.

Life is made easy for you


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THE FAVOURITE CHALLENGER OF HAIKU CHALLENGE…
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+/- – The Favourite Challenger of Haiku Challenge………… is


She penned ‘Blank Verses and Invisible Lines’ to conquer the heart of many people. She has stolen the heart under three categories by garnering votes under all the categories, ‘Queen, Star Newbie and Cheerful’. Here we welcome our Favourite Challenger Pranali Kadam, Kudos to you…

Life is made easy for you


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THE FIRST SWEET CHALLENGER OF HAIKU CHALLENGE…
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+/- – The First Sweet Challenger of Haiku Challenge………… is


He came in first, he signed up first on 9 days out of 29 days defeating Ramesh Sood (7) and Pranali Kadam (5) to win the Title. Let’s give a big hand to Leo, Our Haiku Master….

Life is made easy for you


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THE LAST SWEET CHALLENGER OF HAIKU CHALLENGE…
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+/- – The Last Sweet Challenger of Haiku Challenge………… is


7 out of 29 days, she came in last to join the challenge and completed the challenge colourfully. Thank you, ‘BLOSSOM VYDRINA

Life is made easy for you


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TIME TO AWARD THE CHALLENGERS WHO DEDICATED THEIR TIME TO COMPLETE THE HAIKU CHALLENGE COLOURFULLY
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+/- – Yay, I completed the challenge…


It is easy to write a day but it is difficult to write continuously for 29 days with seamless flow. They did it with pride! Here you go (in alphabetical order)…!

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If I had missed any of your name in the completed list then I’m sorry, please drop me a mail to create a badge.

If you have participated in the challenge then here you go, enjoy the badge..

+/- – Proud to be a Haiku Challenger……….. !

Life is made easy for you

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Check out the first ever magazine of Haiku Challenge….! Poets Featured, Winners and Highlights! 188 pages of fun! Enjoy the words!

If you have any issues in viewing the magazine or downloading the magazine then please drop me a mail or leave a comment… I shall help you to enjoy the magazine..! OR Download it here ************************************************************** PS: I’ve dedicated a post, “my life… her shadow…” to my sweet mother as she taught what life is. Do stop by to know about my life.! ************************************************************** Thanks for all the sweethearts who made my month. Hoping to meet you again soon! Do Leave your footprints ! ! Share the post on Facebook, tweet, and plus your love. Shout a word to the world to enjoy the words ! Stay in touch! You can Follow me at Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Subscribe Me!

Thank you!

Signing Off Someone is Special

! The Haiku Challenge 2012 – 29 days – 29 Haiku – Day 29 !

Suddenly I am feeling bad because the haiku challenge has come to an end, which means I’ve to wait for one more year to see you people write for my prompt, that’s sad and I am going to miss my HAIKU family members terribly, oh God please do not do this to me. I wish to host the challenge that can last long for 365 days but I cannot do it in my early twenties, maybe I can do it in my late forties, and if I do that, I wish to see you people participating.

This journey has been a great learning experience because I have tried different forms with great people in the world of haiku poetry and I am very happy to do that. Thanks for blessing me such sweet opportunities, ie., to read you, smiles.

KINDLY VERIFY YOUR LINKS HERE PS: MANDATORY!

Please verify your links here and leave a comment if any of the links are missing. I also offer people to write for those days, which they missed due to some personal or technical issues. Here is the chance to catch up with other challengers and to complete the challenge. Write individual posts for those days you failed or missed to write (1 to 5) and leave the links as comments mentioning the day number. (Ex: YOUR NAME – DAY NUMBER) (Sample – Someone is Special ~ Day 10) PS: THE MINIMUM CATCH UP CAN BE ONE AND THE MAXIMUM CAN BE FIVE.

CAST YOUR VOTES HERE! IT’S YOUR POWER! VOTING ENDS ON MARCH 1st 23:59 IST

If you have not voted still then please vote here because the voting ends by MARCH 1st 23:39. Any votes after that will not be considered while counting. If you have voted already, thanks! Also, I promise to release the results by March 10 or 11 with surprises, so BE READY TO BE SURPRISED!


Here is my DAY 29 Haiku


I write from my heart
mirrors the true love with words
few miles’ journey

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012

Day 29 – February 29th – Theme or Word: Journey

Here you go my dear twitter users…


! おはよう  ございます  友人 !
– ARIGATO GOZAIMASU – GOOD MORNING


So that we have come to an end to this challenge, I thank you for writing..! Thanks and with this post the challenge enters Day 29.. The challenge begins at 12 AM or 00:00 IST and goes on until the next day 23:59 IST, ie., MARCH 1st 23:59 IST), and three cheers to all the challengers! Write a Haiku for the Theme or Word – ‘Journey’ and share your Haiku Post Direct Link here in the linky tool or in comment section of this post, if Linky tool is not available. You can also tweet your Haiku as | Haiku | #FMHCD29 @FewMiles

PS: Please do not forget to include the Day 29 code provided here.


Happy Haiku Challenge to you all! The Game is oN…!!!!!!!!!

If you have any doubts or concerns do leave a comment or just ‘Contact Me‘.

! Your simple words can help me a lot! Leave your footprints !

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

! Share the post on Facebook, tweet, and plus your love. Shout a word to the world to enjoy the words !

! The Haiku Challenge 2012 – 29 days – 29 Haiku – Day 28 !

KINDLY VERIFY YOUR LINKS HERE PS: MANDATORY!

CAST YOUR VOTES HERE! VOTING ENDS ON MARCH 1st 23:59 IST



a journey engrossed in
words as dedication to
dream girl, Few Miles!

And a free verse about my blog…

Myriad of thoughts in my mind,
Just few of them in my space,
Little romantic, little mushy,
Most of them being close to life!

In the journey of Few Miles,
Crossed several hurdles, critics,
Happy to stand here as SiS,
Always love to be Special!

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012

Day 28 – February 28th – Theme or Word: YOUR BLOG NAME
FORM: Haiku + Form of your Wish

Here you go my dear twitter users…


! おはよう  ございます  友人 !
– ARIGATO GOZAIMASU – GOOD MORNING


Are you ready for The Haiku Challenge 2012? The prompts are out, rules are set, for more details visit HERE, and the challenge enters Day 28 with this post.. The challenge begins at 12 AM or 00:00 IST and goes on until GMT-08:30AM (i.e., the next day 02:00 PM or 14:00 IST), so all the time zones can participate in this challenge,and three cheers to all the challengers! Write a Haiku, and a poetry form of your wish, say Naisaiku, Villanelle or any form of Poetry for the Theme or Word – ‘YOUR BLOG NAME’ and share your Haiku Post Direct Link here in the linky tool or in comment section of this post, if Linky tool is not available. You can also tweet your Haiku as | Haiku | #FMHCD28 @FewMiles

PS: Please do not forget to include the Day 28 code provided here.


Happy Haiku Challenge to you all! The Game is oN…!!!!!!!!!

If you have any doubts or concerns do leave a comment or just ‘Contact Me‘.

! Your simple words can help me a lot! Leave your footprints !

KINDLY VERIFY YOUR LINKS HERE PS: MANDATORY!

CAST YOUR VOTES HERE

! Share the post on Facebook, tweet, and plus your love. Shout a word to the world to enjoy the words !