Haiku Hub Floating Challenge #1 – Heritage

Now, some of you may have heard, TJ over at La Vie Et Trop Courte Por Boire Du Mauvais Vin, created a Haiku Hub, where he has invited all manner of Haiku writers to join, and a couple of weeks ago, he put it out there to us ‘Hubbers’ to think of some challenges to throw out to all Haiku enthusiasts!

Haiku Hub Badge copyright TJ Paris 2016

You know me, always up for a challenge, and I volunteered some ideas, and in turn, TJ volunteered me to be the first host!

So, here I am hosting my first ever challenge post!

I went walking in a nearby country park with the family a couple of weeks back and took plenty of photos. One of them cried out to me to be used!


The prompt photo is as above, and a word prompt to use is


Use either, or both together, to create your haiku. Think outside the box if you want, substitute the word Heritage for something similar…

My take:


Fallen and exposed
Unearthed, shifted here and there
Though my roots, still strong

Ritu 2016

Whatever you want to do! Just link back to this post within the week,  and I will compile a post with all the entries on Wednesday 31st August. Please check and makes sure it has pinged back to the post, or leave a link in the comments.

Then all you need to do is look out for the next challenge which TJ will repost on his blog, as and when it is live next month!

39 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Olga
    Aug 28, 2016 @ 23:34:13

    Hi Ritu. Wonderful start to the Haiku Hub. Here’s mine. https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/haiku-hub-floating-challenge-1-heritage/



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  5. dornahainds
    Aug 27, 2016 @ 01:07:45




  6. merrildsmith
    Aug 26, 2016 @ 20:51:22

    Lovely haiku–and it works perfectly with the photo, too.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. curtisbausse
    Aug 26, 2016 @ 07:56:43

    That’s a great challenge. And I don’t know much about it but it seems to me your picture and poem capture the essence of haiku perfectly.

    Liked by 1 person


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  9. tjparis
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 08:55:29

    Reblogged this on La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin and commented:

    The Wonderful Ritu of “But I Smile Anyway” is the first to put up a challenge for the Haiku Hub! A great prompt for haiku enthusiasts and do check it (and her great blog) out!

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Sonderwriter
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 03:45:33

    Ooh can’t wait to start writing for this prompt!

    Liked by 1 person


  11. rivrvlogr
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 02:45:02


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  14. floridaborne
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 20:58:37


  15. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 19:37:38

    http://wp.me/p4ayEo-1A2 Here is my short link, in case the ping back doesn’t work

    Liked by 2 people


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  18. The Poetry Channel
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 11:38:15

    What a great subject for the picture. Reminds me of driftwood which I love incorporated into art. Okay, this is a tricky one. Wish me luck.

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  21. Judy Martin
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 07:36:13

    Congratulations on hosting your first challenge Sis. I look forward to having a go at this one! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person


  22. Erika Kind
    Aug 24, 2016 @ 07:19:15

    Ha, it happened!!! My sis is throwing challenges… yay! I hope you don’t mind if I don’t participate (yet) but right now I try to limit all new in order to make room what is developing already here. But I know that one day when a certain prompt just catches my eye I cannot resist anyway πŸ˜ƒ

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