Thursday, August 26, 2010

Origin of Haiku - Awards from Thursday Poetry Rally

Ahh! Inspiration!
The light of recognition
Moments of brightness.
 Thursday Poetry Rally
hosted by Jingle
The rules are when you win some of these wonderful gifted awards , as you are voted by your peers, you are to post them on your blog and do a short haiku.

Known for his poetry and travel diaries, Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) was the son of a lowly samurai. When his lord died, he became a ronin and moved to Edo. Taking part in the popular poetry writing and debate competitions, Basho excelled in haikai (now known as haiku) a three-line segment poem of five, seven and five syllables which used simple language and every day occurrences to create images that evoked emotion. Basho became the most famous poet of his generation, and when he traveled, locals would gather to match their wits against him.


  1. They are lovely awards but alas I am not much good at writing Haiku.

    Have a lovley day.


    help with 5 to 10 poets to wish them Happy (Belated) Birthdays,
    take the butterfly award,
    or share with 1 to 10 friends.

    oh, dear,
    you have won the celebrate poet of July award, I mean the first prize, check and you will know that you have 7 votes....

    the award you posted is honorable mention, u deserve better, way to go,
    Glad to see you post the awards.

  4. For the perfect poet award, please nominate one poet from previous participants...
    many thanks.

    loved your Haiku,
    beautiful talent!

  5. Concratulations upon this achievement, being you.

  6. great,
    Glad to see you take the right one.
    Happy Friday!

    pick three awards from my post,
    pass them to 1 to 10 blogging friends with whom you believe that they deserve them.
    have fun!
    Take good care.


    Happy Monday,
    5 awards 4 u, enjoy!

    the first 3 awards are not to be passed on,