The mighty hunter
Returns with gifts of plump birds —
Your foot just squashed one.
– A cat’s POV, compliments of Funny Haikus.)
I know a lot of you like blogfests, but don’t have time to write a 500 word piece or you don’t want to post excerpts from your WIP. I feel your pain. Some of you like to write poetry, but like me, you don’t think you’re very good at it. But haikus are a piece of cake, just three lines with 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively. Easy peasy!
What should your haiku be about? ANYTHING!
Okay, so my haiku is going to be about one of my novels, but you could haiku about a character or scene. It could be from one of your novels or maybe from another book you’ve read. Or really, anything!
When: Friday, September 3rd & Saturday, September 4th!
Sign up below! And feel free to spread the word- extra karma points for those who Twitter, blog, or Facebook about the Haiku Blogfest! Got questions? Leave them in the comments!
This sounds like a lot of fun! I am really not good at poetry, so it will be all the more challenging! Just don't let me forget!!
Amalia- Thanks for signing up- you get a gold star for being first! My poetry is pretty lame, but I think I can handle a haiku. I hope this will be a fun chance for people to highlight their work without having to post an excerpt.
Woo! Gold Star! 🙂 Yeah, I think it sounds like a lot of fun. Now I just need to pick a book/character. MAYBE I will write more than one and torture everyone all the more. haha.
I'm abysmal with poetry, but it's only three lines, right? How bad could it be? Count me in!
Loved the cat haiku.
I'll be there. Roland
This sounds like a lot of fun – I'm in!
Too bad I'm not a poet!
Not sure what I was thinking – but I've signed up 🙂
I've never written a haiku before… should be interesting! 🙂
Sounds fun:) I'll have to drop in and see what everyone has to say!
Not sure I'll be able to participate because of my college courses, however, i will put you up in my contests on my sidebar!
I would love to participate!
LOL – I actually wrote a haiku for another blogfest… because I didn't have time to do anything else! This is right up my alley!
No promises on creativity…but I'd love to try a haiku:)
Okay, I gonna sound like a total noob, but this is my first blogfest so I guess that's fair. Question is: Will I post the haiku at my blog? Another question is: Will there be voting or a winner chosen by the host or just haiku for fun?
*blush* So sorry, I'm learning as I go. But I love haiku, so I couldn't pass this up.
Yay! Thanks to all of you who've already signed up!
Cort Ellyn- The blogfest is just for fun, a way to meet new people and showcase your work in a nutshell. You'll post your haiku to your blog on September 3rd or 4th. Easy peasy! Let me know if you have any other questions!
Sounds fun. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm actually thinking of a haiku for my MS. You must have fabulous powers of persuasion to cause that.
I'm in! Can't guarantee quality though…
I'm super-lame, so I've actually never heard of a Blogfest before! But it sounds like fun. I love haikus. 🙂
YAY! I love Haiku (never sure I do them properly, but never mind), I have some up already on my blog and I'm definately taking part in this 'fest!!!
Love haiku. It's deceptively challenging, but still fun. Looking forward to the fest!
Hello this sounds like fun
Is it too late to sign up?
thanks for reminding me…of course, I'll play in this fest!
A haiku blogfest?
What a fantastic idea!
You can count me in.
Looks like fun, I'll enjoy all the entries! 😉
all my very best
2010 With Words Haiku Competition: weblink
Fun! I'm in. My haiku will appear on Saturday.
Fun! Now to go write a haiku!
Fun! Now to go write a haiku!
This sounds awesome! You're right, I never have time to do full-out blogfests, so this mini one is perfect!
I'll definitely participate and put up my haiku. 🙂 Thanks!
I am a day late but will "back post" my haikus. I love writing them.
Haiku is both easy, and incredibly difficult to do. 😉
Do you go shasei or gendai for instance? 😉
NaPoWriMo gendai haiku challenge
Emily Dickinson allusion NaPoWriMo gendai haiku challenges
Or just go modern or contemporary haiku. 😉
modern haiku postesrs fund-raising for Japan Aid
So much to choose from!