Back in December of 2010, a gentleman by the name of Troll came up with a contest or meme. It was called: Haiku Monday. Troll was a mentor and without his tutelage, I would have never learned to enjoy haiku. His knowledge of the art of writing these poems help to create what Moi once called "the longest running meme in blogosphere history". For that, I would like to thank him.
The time has come to end the contest. Many have found other interests, run out of time to play or simply got tired of playing. As folks meandered away, finding replacements has become a challenge. I'm hoping that those of us that remain can come up with a rotation or some other method of continuing haiku without the challenge of picking a winner and writing up the winners post. I'm open for suggestions. To all the contestants who've played over the years. I would like to say it has been entertaining, instructional, and an honor to compete with all of you. Your differing perspectives and wit on each topic is, what has made this contest last so long.
Master Basho would not likely recognize what we now call haiku. However, for us the idea is to have some fun. 5-7-5 syllables used for structure. The best haiku make use of both Kigo( seasonal reference), an’ Kireji (“cutting” word or punctuation ). You can post as many as you want. Have fun with it. There will be no winner to this contest, nor will there be a closing date. The topic: is endings and beginnings.