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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Haiku Blogfest!



The HAIKU BLOGFEST is here!

I'm super excited to see what everyone has come up with- the links are down below and of course, you can still sign up. The blogfest runs Friday and Saturday!

Here's my entry for Hatshepsut:

Woman on man's throne,
Monumental, strong, silent,
Egypt's female king.



And here's one of my favorite haikus- I found it on a greeting card a long time ago:

Snowflakes on petals,
the beautiful blossoms laugh,
loving the surprise.


Enjoy the blogfest, everyone!


Photo from Internet Zen.

45 comments:

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Haiku's can be challenging to write. I truly like yours.

Come check mine out. Plus there is one carved into rock at the start of my post. Roland

Amalia T. said...

What?! it's the third already?!?! How did that HAPPEN?!

okay, I am going to have to post mine for Saturday :)

Yours encapsulates Hatshepsut quite nicely! I also enjoyed the internet Zen Haiku up top. haha.

Amanda Sablan said...

I'm with Amalia, I can't believe it's already the 3rd of September!

Your haiku was great; girl power!

Amanda Sablan said...

I'm with Amalia, I can't believe it's already the 3rd of September!

Your haiku was great; girl power!

Amalia T. said...

okay, I lied! I got mine up! :) It's terrible, fair warning!

Jemi Fraser said...

Nice! Yours really captures what I think of your novel. I'm just double checking mine - will post very soon! :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

No haiku at the blog
Will just leave one here
Words to connect friends

Sorry, lame for right off the top of the head, and only 1/2 a cup of coffee so far. :)

Here from KarenG's. Nice to "meet" ya! LOVE poetry - especially VisPo.

aspiring_x said...

nice one!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Girl power! Nice job, Stephanie, and this is a wonderful idea for a blogfest. I got mine up and will post another tomorrow. Two days of haiku bursts--my idea of fun.

VR Barkowski said...

First, thank you for the awesome blogfest! For once I may get through all the participants in a single day. Second, I love your haiku. You've captured the essence of Hat's strength. Superbly done! Third, I apologize in advance for mine.

Summer Ross said...

This was such a great idea. I'm sorry I couldn't participate- but I have read yours and several others and its fantastic!

Franklin Beaumont said...

What a great idea for a blogfest! Thanks for putting this together Stephanie. I suppose I'd better come up with something.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, I love BOTH of those Haiku Stephanie, especially your Hatshepsut one! :-)

Mark Noce said...

Egyptian haiku...I love it! It's awesome seeing everything people have come up with so far. I've posted mine today as instructed: http://nocestories.blogspot.com/ Thanks:)

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

You have an awesome blog! LOVE IT! Found you from KarenG. I'll definitely be back!

Just Another Sarah said...

This is so totally awesome! I just happened to catch this contest when I read Amalia's! I got very excited!

M. Bail said...

I love this blogfest because haiku can be fun and beautiful, but it's also a quick trip through everyone's entries and I have plenty of time to read and comment on them!

I love yours. And Hatshepsut is a fascinating historial figure. It will be interesting to see your take on her!

MT said...

Hey, dropping by from KarenG's. It will be fun to check out your blog. I love to meet other writerly folks.
Have a good day. :)

Ann Best said...

Came over from KarenG's BBQ. I'm now a follower and will return. I love Haiku. I've written some that I think are pretty good.
Ann

Anassa said...

Cool idea! I'm intrigued by the challenge of encapsulating characters (and plots) in haikus. Going to give it a go today!

Laura Kaye said...

Visiting you from KarenG's BBQ! Looks great over here and am following!

http://laurakayeauthor.blogspot.com

Laura Kaye said...

I forgot to say--hello, fellow history teacher. I teach early American history at the college level--it's always great to run into other historians also engaged in fiction writing! :)

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

last minute joiner. Thanks. Glad it's running two days.

Colette said...

Stephanie, yes, chocolate and wine always go together!

Mason Canyon said...

Both of your haikus were good. Very neat blogfest.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Viridian Green said...

Wonderful idea for a blogfest (my first blogfest, yay!), and it's been great all reading the entries. Your Hatshepsut haiku really summed her up perfectly!

Jenna Wallace said...

Beautifully done! Mine's going up on my sidebar....now. I mean...now.

Clarissa Draper said...

You have a great blog here. Sorry I'm not good at haiku or I would join. I'm now a follower over from Karen's BBQ

Clarissa Draper from Listen To The Voices

Angie said...

Love your haiku. I just stopped by from Karen's BBQ. If I can think up a haiku today, I'll do that too.

Jan Morrison said...

hi - yay haiku jam...I'll make one up tomorrow but for now:

Hurricane Thoughts

Waiting for Earl to arrive
I ponder weather
He won't blow me a kiss though.
Jan Morrison

carolina mts said...

Came by after Karen's BBQ! Great blog - love haiku but will pass on this one!

Judith Mercado said...

temporarily
at a loss for post topic
I take a brief break

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Love the second one, but I have a soft spot for the first one as I am an ancient egyptian fanatic.

Cort Ellyn said...

Yay! I finally had a chance to post my haiku. Very rushed, but it's not the crappiest I've written. Close, but not quite. :D

Taryn Tyler said...

Thank you Stephanie for hosting a fantastic blogfest!

Nate Wilson said...

Fantastic haiku, everyone! And of course, thank you, Stephanie, for hosting such a fun blogfest!

RaShelle said...

Great haiku Stephanie!! Thought this looked fun and decided to join. Better late than never, right? =D Thanks for hosting.

KarenG said...

I've been running across some of the haiku participants as I'm visiting BBQ Party-goers. Dang you guys are good! I'm not a haiku writer, but I appreciate those who are, especially when they go along with art or photography. Love those!

Tessa Conte said...

Very cool entry! Powerful and simple, true to Haiku tradition. I also like the second one, it made me smile!

Thank you for hosting this 'fest,

major coolness found
on hatshepsut's lovely blog
Stephanie is great!

; )

Judith Mercado said...

I am almost positive I have approached this blogfest the wrong way but I have posted the following haiku just above my regular posts. So FYI this is what I said:

multicultural
does not describe me fully
it is where to start

Talei said...

Hi Stephanie,

I'm enjoying the KarenGs BBQ party - actually dropping in for some choc torte and wine!

I do love Haikus but am yet to pen a good one.

Happy writing! ;)

Liza said...

Thanks for hosting this Stephanie. It's good fun! Love you haiku.

Brenda Drake said...

Great Haiku. Came over from the BBQ blogfest, now I'm going to have to visit some of my friends sites I see that have entered to check there's out! Nice to meet you! :D

Stephanie Thornton said...

Woohoo! What a lot of new faces! Thanks to everyone who dropped by and a huge thank you to everyone who haikued. (Don't use that in Scrabble!)

I hope you all have a splendiferously long weekend!

Eeleen Lee said...

thanks for visiting Stephanie
I like the Zen haiku- maybe it should be a standard page instead of '404 error- page not found'