A certain shy poet was wandering around the internet one August afternoon in 2012. She stumbles into Haiku Heights and decides to give haiku a whirl. She composes a three line poem and nervously posts it with all the ‘real’ poets at Haiku Heights. Shortly after, September arrived along with the invitation to write a haiku everyday for a month. The prompts were stimulating, the other poets were encouraging and an addiction was born!
The muse at Haiku Heights, whose pen name is Leo and whose real name is Vinay Ravindranath also blogs at I Rhyme Without Reason. He has indefatigably stimulated an international band of writers with weekly prompts for several years now. In April and September he hosted a marathon of daily prompts. It has been quite a fun ride!
I am sad to see this wonderful weekly haiku party come to an end but I wish you well, Leo. Thank you for turning me on to haiku!
in late autumn
the crickets are silent –
a sudden sadness
©2013 Wabi Sabi
For the final prompt at Haiku Heights – ‘thanks’