Well, haijin, what a ride so far! From sub-artic to spring-like to freezing once again! Yet you braved the cold to take the challenge:
Haikai Challenge Participants
|1. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
3. Petru J Viljoen
4. Linda Lee Lyberg
|5. Jane Dougherty
6. Merril D. Smith
8. Xenia Tran
10. Revived Writer
11. Janice (Ontheland)
Now, for this week’s challenge:
This Monday, the United States celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His accomplishments speak for themselves. In his famouse “I have a dream” speech, Dr. King spoke of the unpaid “promisory note.” While American society has made progress since his time, much work remains. Dr. King’s birthday, therefore, is not only an important memorial to a great leader’s accomplishments. It is a time for reflection, and a call to action.
This week, your unconventional kigo is the essence of Dr. King’s dream: freedom. Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, renga/renku, haiga, etc.) in which you name or reference freedom
Here’s how the challenge works:
1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.
Good hunting, haijin!
And let freedom ring!