Līgo Haibun Challenge – Word Prompt

Welcome to a new Līgo Haibun Challenge!

This week it is time for the Word Prompt. Be inspired by one of the words below, taken from the haibun in the past week:

Guitar

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Mountain

If you have never written a haibun before, you can find more information here:  http://www.gunns-cabinfever.pw/about-haibun.html

Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!

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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Video Prompt

Welcome to a new Līgo Haibun Challenge with another Video Prompt!

This week there’ re selected two songs by an American singer-songwriter Jim Croce ( more about him here: http://fly-indie.weebly.com/ligo-haibun/ligo-haibun-challenge-video-week ). Please be inspired by one of the videos to write your haibun:

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Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!

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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Visual Prompt

Welcome to a new Līgo Haibun Challenge! It is the new mid-week timing now, so that Līgo haibun runs one midweek and one weekend posting.

This week we have a Visual Prompt and there are two images to inspire you. As usual – choose one of them to write your haibun.

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Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!

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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Quote Prompt

Welcome to a new Līgo Haibun Challenge!

This week there’ re selected two quotes about writing by a German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzche. Please be inspired by one of them:

“The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.”

OR

“Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.”

Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!

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Līgo Haibun Challenge – Video Prompt

As we walk deeper in autumn over here, the oldest haibun challenge on the web is back – Līgo Haibun Challenge is being revived and ready to keep going!

This time we start with something new – a Video Prompt. Following the good, old scheme, you can choose one of the videos as inspiration to write a haibun.

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Let your imagination flow and don’t forget to add your haibun to the Inlinkz collection, please! Good luck!

Carpe Diem Haibun *Cemetery*

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I am just like her in many ways – must be those genes or something… When in the middle of a discussion I would suddenly turn around and walk away just because something didn’ t seem fair, people would say: “She’ s just like Kat!”. We use to live together, you know – for a while. Just her and me but it didn’ t last, just couldn’ t have. That “Solar system” was too tight for two planets not to keep crashing constantly into each other, and we had to return to our separate orbits. Yet the invisible connection was never lost. I still remember her hands so clearly – those small palms that never knew peace, with all the life crossroads imprinted in them. Sharpness of her mind as well as of her tongue. Silver threads in her hair and those blue eyes that looked so calmly and always noticed more. More than it was said, more than it could be seen.

When nature breathes heavily through the morning fog in autumn, Michaelmas daisies – her favourite flowers start to bloom. Free. Proud. Strong. Beautiful in their simplicity. Almost invincible. Surviving even the first frosts, yet unable to beat winter. With a bouquet in my hand, straight from the garden, I walk along that sandy cemetery path all the way up to an old pine tree. Like the last year. And several more before. There is so much in my heart I would want to say… I wish we did have more time. I wish…but I know she knows. Because grandmothers always do. And because I am just like her.

soothing breeze
in old cemetery pines
endless lullaby

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai