with zest, this challenge
comes to a close; but quite near
new ones, with zest, wait
Greetings to all my haiku writing friends the world over. My heartfelt thanks to all those who graced the second Heights of Haiku challenge, this time called "The April Heights". Every day of a wonderful month of April, quite a lot of us wrote a haiku. Some graced just one day, some a few days, and others went all the way and wrote each day of the month. The support to this challenge was so overwhelming that whoever had planned on reading all poems of all topics, (myself included) fell behind on that. On a quick glance at my Inlinkz dashboard, I can see that on an average, we had atleast 40 entries per prompt. That's really amazing.
We had writers new to the form, like Invisible Silence, attempt it, start out on a wrong note but blossom into writing some wonderful haiku. We had writers like Gemma Wiseman, Ramesh Sood, MMT, Grace, Becca and others, who have been supporting this meme since its early days, and they helped other new writers find their haiku feet. I think this interaction has only helped the meme and the writers become better and more well acquainted.
Though there has been a request to put the challenge again for May, I wish to keep the meme as it is, a weekly one with two months of challenge, in April and in September. I hope to see all writers back for the weekly topics that start again on this Saturday.
Cheers and hope your week continues on a good note.
P.S. : The theme for the week beginning May 5, 2012 is HOUR.