I am traveling and,well I just did not get this competition up early. It is Haiku MONDAY right?
In the beginning, Troll, our founder, posted the subject on Monday morning. Later, to accommodate time zones, international players and deep thinkers .... we began posting the subject earlier. On Sunday! I am not sure when the subject began being posted on Friday. Part of the challenge was to offer one ( yes just one!) smashing, classic haiku with seasonal reference and a cutting word in a limited time frame. Looks like this week I am a throw back to an earlier game and do most sincerely apologize if this has foiled any competitive plans of our players, new or regular.
Get you game on and lets play!
I am enjoying my second trip this month to wetlands, islands or shores along the Atlantic. I have been intrigued and educated at the various Wildlife Refuge ,Preservation or, Interactive learning centers for Pimlico Sound, Albermarle Sound, The Alligator River, and the Savannah River Basin and the lower Georgia tidal marshes. All have been grande locations for a Fish to visit. The genius and diversity of these rare and priceless ecosystems is a present to us all. If you have not visited these areas, I would recommend them each and every one.
I gave much consideration to the importance of Memorial Day when selecting the subject for our game.
Because memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May, we have had this subject in the past. Still, it is so important we recognize those men and women who have forfeited their lives so we may all hear freedom ring. May we never take these gifts for granted.
Write as many haiku as you like, but please indicate just two for your competitive entries. Classic 5, 7, 5 format please and yes, I expect all you smart players to write a Haiku which requires the brilliant use of kigo and kireji . It is Haiku Monday not Poetic Monday so lets write haiku please. As a twist, I invite you all to also include one haiku about Memorial Day. I will select the top three entries and will then decide the
win-place-show placements by using the Memorial Day haiku as the decider.
God Bless America