I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #1

Joshua Coleman

As promised, I gave it more thought and developed a challenge for my readers. I do hope you’ll join me. The more the merrier they say. I look forward to all your writing!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to create a standard three line, 5/7/5 syllable count haiku/senryu. It will be interesting to see how you will interpret the image I’ve supplied above.

I’m looking for those which truly express the most in this style but also present a feel of substance and richness with their words. Haikus/Senryus are already difficult with their limitations but there are experts among you who have a talent for meeting this challenge.

The deadline for each submission will be on the following Saturday of each week. This is important as I will not accept any after Saturday, 11:59PM Central Time Zone. You can submit up to three pieces if you have other interpretations of what you see but each must be uniquely different. When you post your piece(s), please link to my “IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge” and the # of the post at the bottom of your piece should any of your audience want to participate too. If there is a photo credit, please make sure to add the credit to the image you post on your page.

I’ll do a recap for the audience to enjoy by presenting all submissions in a post on the following Tuesday.  And you’ll also see a new image challenge should you decide to participate.

So go create your Interpretation from the prompt, publish it on your blog/website and submit the information below in the form. Hit the SUBMIT button and your information will be emailed to me.

Above all, have fun with this! 🙂

To participate, complete this entry form:


23 thoughts on “I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #1

    1. Looking forward to your contribution to the challenges I’ll present. I saw you post one but not sure if you were doing it for this challenge? It didn’t line up with the theme. Or was that just another you wanted to post?


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