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The Haiku Challenge is BACK !!!!!!!

Dear Special Blogging Friends,

Welcome to Haiku Challenge 2012 !


The Haiku Challenge is a Haiku writing challenge that runs from February 1 to February 29 and I am hosting the challenge for the second time successively. After tasting the success of Few Miles Haiku Challenge and The Heights of Haiku Challenge last year, I am hoping to see more and more people participating in this year. Fingers Crossed....


29 days – 29 Haiku - Wow! That sounds great right.

I love to throw this Challenge to everyone, any blogger interested to take part in the challenge to try his or her hand at it. Write in your blog and share the link in comment section or in the linky tools available in that day post for the challenge, here at Few Miles ~ http://pendownmythought.blogspot.com. In your post, do include the code provided for that day, so that your readers would know and if they love this challenge, can take part. If you don’t have a blog but you are poet in your heart and you tweet your poems in Twitter then you can very well participate this time in the challenge. Simply tweet your Haiku in the below format #FMHCD @FewMiles http://t.co/yMhhJpmL PS: Link is not mandatory but after #FMHCD type '1' for Day 1 (#FMHCD1), '2' for Day 2 (#FMHCD2) and … Also, people who write in their blog can tweet their links as well.

Sample Twitter Code with Haiku:



Here is the badge for the challenge, please display it in your sidebar so that your readers can learn about this challenge. PS: The below badge code is updated to fit in the sidebar as well as in your post..




Do you wish to participate? Then please fill the registration form because I need your details to compile the result and am going to give away surprise prizes too.


PS: Never tried this form of poetry? Here is a small guide for you...

What is a Haiku?

Haiku, is a form of Japanese Poetry, three-lined non-rhyming poem consisting of 17 syllables, in three phrases 5-7-5 syllable respectively.

This one is close to my heart, and as a sample to you…


I write from my heart
mirrors the true love with words
few miles’ journey

5 – 7 – 5 Syllable Structure

How to Count Syllables?

Here is a wonderful website to learn how to count syllables? Stop and learn the technique, do you think it is tough? I do not think so...

Is it that tough? No worries, count your syllables here

Get…………………………Set……………………………………Go…………………………………

and here you go................

PS: CODES UPDATED TO FIX SOME BUG

Please click on the Day Number or try The Haiku Challenge Menu to find the post to link your Haiku post in linky tool. If you are unable to see the linky tool, do leave a comment on that day post using Facebook or using Blogger.

Day 1 – February 1st – Theme: Freestyle.

Feel free to write a Haiku as you wish and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 1 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 1

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Day 2 – February 2nd – Theme or Word: Mother

Write a Haiku for the Theme or Word - 'Mother'. and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 2 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 2

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Day 3 – February 3rd – Theme: Paint the Image

Write a Haiku inspired by the Image below and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 3 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 3


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Day 4 – February 4th – Theme: Opposite Emotions

Write a Haiku for the Theme Opposite Emotions (Happy & Sad, Laugh & Tear, Hatred & Love or any) and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 4 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 4

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Day 5 – February 5th – Theme: 'Ur' Choice - Form: Acrostic Haiku - To write "Acrostic Haiku", use a three letter word, say EYE, and write a Haiku with first line starting with 'E' - syllable count (5), second line starting with 'Y' - syllable count (7), and the last line starting with 'E' - syllable count (5). Stop by here for a sample. Please choose any three letter word for this prompt. Write to me using the 'Contact Me' option if you have any concerns.

Write an Acrostic Haiku for a theme of your choice and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 5 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 5

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Day 6 – February 6th – Theme or Word: Think Form: Haiku & Pi-Ku - Pi-Ku, is a derived form with syllable structure 3-1-4. Stop by here for a sample. Write to me using the 'Contact Me' option if you have any concerns regarding this prompt.

Write a Haiku and Pi-Ku for the Theme or Word - Think and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 6 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 6

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Day 7 – February 7th – Theme: Life Form: Haiga Paint/Write your Imagination on an Image for the theme. Use paint, microsoft powerpoint, photoshop or any software to write a Haiku about Life using any inspiring image. Stop by here for a sample. Write to me using the 'Contact Me' option if you have any concerns regarding this prompt.

Write a Haiku (Haiga) on an old Image or create an Image with Haiku for the Theme - 'Life' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 7 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 7

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Day 8 – February 8th – Quote: This Above All, To Thine Own Self Be True

Use all or part of the above Quote in your Haiku and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 8 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 8

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Day 9 – February 9th – Theme: Paint the Image

Write a Haiku inspired by the Image below and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 9 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 9


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Day 10 – February 10th – Write a Haiku describing about a Special day in your life...

Write a Haiku describing about a Special day in your life and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 10 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 10

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Day 11 – February 11th – Theme: Paint the Image

Write a Haiku inspired by the Image below and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 11 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 11


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Day 12 – February 12th – Theme or Word: Colours Form: Naisaiku Stop by here for a complete guide on Naisaiku. Write to me using the 'Contact Me' option if you have any concerns regarding this prompt and many thanks to Andy Sewina for providing this wonderful link.

Write a Naisaiku for the Theme or Word - 'Colours' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 12 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 12

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Day 13 – February 13th – Theme: Paint the Image

Write a Haiku inspired by the Image below and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 13 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 13


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Day 14 – February 14th – Theme or Word: Love or Valentine

Write a Haiku for the Theme or Word - 'Love' or 'Valentine' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 14 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 14

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Day 15 – February 15th – Theme: Paint the Image

Write a Haiku inspired by the Image below and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 15 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 15


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Day 16 – February 16th – Theme or Word: Sin Form: Haibun - A HAIBUN is a literary composition that combines prose and haiku. PS: Prose + Haiku less than or equal to 150 Words.

Write a Haibun for the Theme or Word - 'Sin' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 16 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 16

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Day 17 – February 17th – Theme or Word: Wait + Paint the Image

Write a Haiku inspired by the Image below + Theme 'Wait' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 17 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 17


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Day 18 – February 18th – Theme or Word: Famine

Write a Haiku for the Theme or Word - 'Famine' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 18 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 18

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Day 19 – February 19th – Theme: Seasons Type: Kigo - is nothing but a Japanese word associated with a particular season, used in Japanese Haiku. So write a Haiku on your Favorite season. Write to me using the 'Contact Me' option if you have any concerns regarding this prompt.

Write a Haiku for the Theme - 'Seasons' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 19 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 19

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Day 20 – February 20th – Quote: Live out of your imagination, not your history

Use all or part of the above Quote in your Haiku and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 20 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 20

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Day 21 – February 21st – Theme: Dedication

Write one, or set of Haiku for the Theme - 'Dedication' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 21 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 21

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Day 22 – February 22nd – Theme: Paint the Image

Write a Haiku inspired by the Image below and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 22 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 22

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Day 23 – February 23rd – Theme: Joy of Giving Form: (ABC, CDE, EFA) - Haiku

+-- Click here for a sample..
three line journey starts
right from many happy hearts
Celebrates the art

Celebrates the art
Cherishes the sweet memoirs
of the times we grow

of the times we grow
Let further miles we cross, a
three line journey starts

Write Haiku in the form of (ABC, CDE, EFA) for the Theme or Word - 'Joy of Giving' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 23 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 23

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Day 24 – February 24th – Words: Dream Walks

Write a Haiku using the words - 'Dream Walks' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 24 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 24

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Day 25 – February 25th – Theme or Word: Cult Form: - Haiku Structure: - 3-5-3

Write a Haiku for the Theme or Word - 'Cult' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 25 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day

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Day 26 – February 26th – Theme: Food for Thought - Paint any of the Image Below

Write a Haiku inspired any of the Images below as a Food for Thought and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 26 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 26




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Day 27 – February 27th – Theme: Paint the Image

Write a Haiku inspired by the Image below and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 27 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 27


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Day 28 – February 28th – Theme or Word: YOUR BLOG NAME FORM: Haiku + Any Poetry Form of your Wish, Say Naisaiku, Villanelle, Sonnet or any...

Write a Haiku, or Naisaiku, Villanelle or any form of Poetry as you wish for the Theme or Word - 'YOUR BLOG NAME' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 28 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 28

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Day 29 – February 29th – Theme or Word: Journey

Write a Haiku for the Theme or Word - 'Journey' and link your post on that Day Challenge Post. Please click here to redirect to Day 29 Haiku Challenge Post. Use the below code in your blog post for Day 29

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The haiku challenge is to write a Haiku a day, so please do not share the link of your old post that fits the theme. Write on the day as per the schedule and you can combine the challenge posts with any other meme or prompts as you wish. You can write one or more than one Haiku for a theme or image except on Day 23 or as per the rules mentioned with the prompts and link (in linky tools or in comment section) it in that day challenge post.

PS: I will visit each of the posts at the challenge and leave a comment for sure, and if I find it to be hurting someone in any way, I will remove the link from the comments section or from linky tools.

PS: To know about the Haiku Challenge and winners of last year please stop by here. To read the entries that participated last year please stop by here.

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Special thanks to Becca and Dani for their feedback which helped me to provide more info about the challenge. Write to me using 'Contact Me' if you have any concerns or doubts. Thanks and SmileS..

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34 comments:

  1. Lovely endeavor, would love to take part but I can't write haiku...I can be a good reader and learn from those participating...:)

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  2. This is going to be a great Talent Hunt Challenge :)
    I'm not sure that I'll be taking part in this because may be I'll be having my exams..But still I will try! :)

    You always come up with fascinating things! That's very nice

    Keep :)

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  3. Sounds great, I will try to participate :) Great going :D

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  4. hmm sounds interesting.decent writer but not good at fiction.Will give it a try!

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  5. interesting challenge...def not me on haiku...the counting kills me...smiles....happy sunday!

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  6. @ Saru Singhal

    Lovely endeavor, would love to take part but I can't write haiku...I can be a good reader and learn from those participating...:)

    Saru, it is very very easy to write Haiku.. I will guide you for sure..

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  7. @ Simran

    This is going to be a great Talent Hunt Challenge :)
    I'm not sure that I'll be taking part in this because may be I'll be having my exams..But still I will try! :)

    You always come up with fascinating things! That's very nice

    Keep :)


    Of course it is Little one.. Glad you will be part of this challenge. Happy...

    Someone is Special

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  8. @ Shreya

    Sounds great, I will try to participate :) Great going :D

    Good Shreya.. do participate...

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  9. @ Rohit Singh

    hmm sounds interesting.decent writer but not good at fiction.Will give it a try!

    Do try the splendid form Rohit.. and Welcome to Few MileS..

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  10. @ Brian Miller

    interesting challenge...def not me on haiku...the counting kills me...smiles....happy sunday!

    ha ha.. but I wish you should try it once. SmileS brian..

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  11. I think you knew that you could count me in! I live and breathe haiku in my daily photography posts!

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  12. Hello Saravana.
    Great idea & a wonderful way to encourage & inspire our blogging friends.
    Thanks for the invite. Unfortunately, I will not be taking part, but I will be checking in on some of the entries.
    All the best with this, my friend!

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn

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  13. One fine day I will learn writing Haiku from U dude.... :)

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  14. Well I will try and I have already filled in the participation form.

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  15. SiS -- Need another clarification please. What is a Nisaiku? What is the form? Thanks! ~~ becca

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  16. Difficult prompts this time.. hope i survive like last year !

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  17. I can't find the Mister Linky thingy???

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  18. SiS, Please can we have a clickable link to the Mister Linky thingy, I really don't know how I founfd it in the first place, and now it seems to have disappeared altogether???

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  19. New to this challenge, and excited. Hope I'm doing this right, this time. Mine is here: http://whimsygizmo.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/haiku-god-bless-you/

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  20. @ Gemma Wiseman

    Gemma, It is my pleasure to have you here.. SmileS.. and Happy Challenge to you...

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  21. @ Andy

    Andy, Thank you so much.. I will be happy if you write for the challenge.. All the best in advance and thank you so much for your wishes..

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  22. @ Aamir

    One fine day I will learn writing Haiku from U dude.... :)

    Aamir, you are welcome.. I wish to teach you man..

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  23. @ Chèvrefeuille

    Most welcome.. Happy to have you here bro..

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  24. @ becca givens

    Becca, I will add a description for each of rules or form mentioned there..

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  25. @ becca givens

    Sure will add a brief explanation above...

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  26. @ RaNiiiiii

    Difficult prompts this time.. hope i survive like last year !

    Happy! and I am sure you are gonna complete it.. Advanced Congratulations RaNii....

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  27. @ SweetTalkingGuy

    I can't find the Mister Linky thingy???

    Well, Andy you have to visit that day post to find it... Hmm..

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  28. @ SweetTalkingGuy

    Sure, I will add a hyperlink to redirect to the corresponding post.. I hope it will help a lot..

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  29. @ De

    I can feel your excitement.. Hmm Happy to have you here.. Please click on the link to find the post..

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  30. hi :)
    i don't find a link where to submit the day 6 haiku&pi-ku - can you please help me?!
    thank you!

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  31. @ Lilly

    Hi Liliana.. You came a little earlier.. :-)

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  32. Thanks for the challenge as always, lobe getting my mind going and still learning all facets.of haiku. Although, do not see link for day 29.

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  33. @ Buddha3074

    Thanks for the challenge as always, lobe getting my mind going and still learning all facets.of haiku. Although, do not see link for day 29.

    Thank you so much Buddha.. Pleasure to have you here in the challenge.. SmileS... I shall update it soon..

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