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.”

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“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!

September 28th

estonia_catastropheImage courtesy of Google

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raging waves
broken hopes vanish in abyss
fog swallows cold tears

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MS Estonia ferry disaster occurred on Wednesday, 28 September 1994, between about 00:55 to 01:50 (UTC+2) as the ship was crossing the Baltic Sea, en route from Tallinn, Estonia, to Stockholm, Sweden. It took 852 lives – http://www.wikipedia.org

Related links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Estonia
http://www.estoniaferrydisaster.net/

Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars *Basho’s “the autumn full moon”*

This week the source of inspiration on Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars is a haiku, written by the haiku master Matsuo Basho:

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the autumn full moon:
all night long
I paced round the lake.

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I tried to stay close to the same mood and spirit when writing mine:

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after storm
on maple’ s bare branches
only full moon

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reaching up
eager to touch the moon
even mountain top

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up all night
howling at the moon
neighbour’ s dog

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai