Monday, February 28, 2011

The month of February, the year 2011

Whether you follow my blog or not, I participated in the Haiku Challenge hosted by Someone is Special. The gist of the challenge was to compose one Haiku for each day in February. It provided me the opportunity to link with, then read and comment on fellow challenger's created Haiku. Each day we were provided with either a word or photo prompt by Haiku author and writer Someone is Special. From the prompt we gained inspiration.

Most interesting to me, how our differences and similarities were highlighted throughout this experience. People from all over the world participated. I received comments from readers and writers I would never meet otherwise and yet here we connected. Here our points of view were respectfully shared.

Most of the writers I encounter are individuals that through one experience or another have had to reevaluate their lives and at times completely reinvent them. For me personally, life is about invention of self, adapting to life's changing tides and this challenge certainly opened up a lot of uncharted personal territory. I am richer for having taken this journey and for the wonderful people I met along the way. Many blessings to you all.

In the spirit of this final Haiku, I inserted the text into the photo prompt. I hope you enjoy it.




Parallel footfalls
Personal Cosmographies
Corridors bestowed


9 comments:

Nicole said...

This is such a beautiful message. The community created by this challenge has be excellent in the sharing of their talents as well as their world views. It has been a pleasure to be part of this journey with you.

bodhirose said...

What a lovely haiku in tribute to all who journeyed with you.

Thank you, Kristen, you are most generous.

liv2write2day said...

This is so good...love the concept of personal cosmographies. Thanks for all the great haikus.

beccagivens said...

Great finale Haiku for this challenge ... I am grateful the challenge introduced me to your work! Thank you, becca

Arts web show said...

And a beautiful haiku it is

lynnaima said...

what a beautiful message and so true. Thank you to all, great Haiku that summarized the entire message and journey :)

haikulovesongs said...

i love haiga, or the modern day equivalent by inserting the haiku into the photograph. i feel it makes the connection stronger. this is really beautiful and original.

Nimue said...

Perfect finale !!!
It was good discovering your blog and reading you (even though i guess i skipped a few).

Keep writing and keep in touch :)

Jingle said...

simply fantastic..
:)