Our second Haiku month of the year, and our third overall here at Haiku Heights is nearly upon us.
As some of you may know, twice every year, we at Haiku Heights would have months were we challenge ourselves to write 30 haiku in 30 days. (at the least.) That monthly odyssey is called the Heights of Haiku (or The April Heights and the September Heights respectively).
The challenge is to write haiku on a given topic each day. The themes for each day will be given at the September Heights page (which is HERE), so you can think of your haiku in advance. The posting however should happen on that day. Every day in September, I shall make a post with a linky in it, so you can link up with the others (as usually happens weekly here.)
You can write for one prompt, or few prompts, or all of them, that is up to you. You can use a 5-7-5 form, or a 3-5-3 form or even random form in syllables to write your haiku. (I only ask that you keep it under 17 syllables, as that is the norm here at the Haiku Heights.) You can write more than one haiku on any given day too. .
Along with you, I shall take the challenge too. I would try to visit as many of you as I can each day, endeavouring to read all if I can. If the post is an old one or of another form, I shall remove it from the linky immediately. If it is exceeding 17 syllables, I shall request you to correct that, and then add it to the linky again.
Each linky widget shall remain open for 37 hours, from 12am Indian Standard Time, to 1pm Indian Standard Time on the next day, so all the time zones will be covered.
If you wish to discuss the prompt with other participants, or wish to say which haiku on the prompt impressed you most, you can leave a comment on the prompt, or on the September Heights page, and I shall moderate them as soon as I can.
Looking forward to September, and the September Heights.
The September Heights page is on the menu, and it has the list of 30 prompts for September. Cheers!
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