This was my 2nd year participating in the month long Haiku Challenge — hosted by Someone is Special of “Few Miles” during the month of February. Both years offered important lessons and tremendous growth in both writing and appreciation for the form of Haiku.
I threw myself into the 2011 Haiku Challenge, after my blog was in existence for a total of one week. It quickly put me on course to use the traditional structuring of 5 – 7 – 5 vs 17-syllable. Through this challenge in 2011, I garnered my first blogging award with the Star Newbie Award. This bolstered my self-esteem, and cemented my enjoyment of the focused and concise form.
“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.” ~~ SiS
With appreciation to SiS (Someone Is Special), the host of the annual Haiku Challenge and to my fellow Haiku Challengers, thank you for this honor and recognition as 2012 winner of The Cheerful Challenger Award.
Other Distinguished and Noted Winners:
King of Haiku Challenge: Ramesh Sood of “A Little More than Ordinary … “
Queen of Haiku: Grace of “everyday amazing“
Star Newbie: Asni of “A Walk in My Heart“
Favorite Challenger: Pranali of “Blank Verses and Invisible Lines“
The First Sweet Challenger: Leo of “I Rhyme without Reason“
The Last Sweet Challenger: Blossom Vydrina of “The Otter’s Holt“
What is Haiku Challenge?
Hosted by Someone Is Special (affectionately called SiS) from the blog, “Few Miles”, the Haiku Challenge is a daily Haiku writing challenge that runs the month of February every year. This was the 2nd year.
It was 29 days of challenging fun using the sole poetic style of Haiku, 5 – 7 – 5, unless otherwise noted. This year included the exploration of 7 different signatures of Haiku including Haiga, Acrostic Haiku, Pi-Ku, Naisaiku and Haibun — the themed prompts consisted of either a word and/or an image.
© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012