Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Winter Haiku 2008/2009

Greetings all! Let me just say that the caliber of work being produced has been on a grand scale! I hope you all are keeping copies of your own work for yourselves. Autumn is always the most reflective and romantic of times for me personally, and it is usually a time when I'm more productive. so i always look forward to it with great anticipation......

But, all good things must end, and we have a little over a month left before Autumn offically runs out and winter kicks in, so it's time to start thinking about when to end this glorious experiment for another year. Personally, I'm of the opinion that we should keep Autumn around for as long as possible, so what do you all say to wrapping things up on December 21st, the first official day of winter?

While were thinking about closure for the autumn blog, it's time to talk about a winter Haiku blog as well. Does anyone want to oversee it? I dont mind putting it up and running it, unless someone else wants to give it a try. Any takers? lets talk about it in the comments, or you can e-mail me @ songofnovember@gmail.com

11 comments:

Nora said...

Thanks for your continuing work to keep the site going, Steve. I agree about the high quality of haiku posted here.

Since we began Autumn the beginning of September, I vote for ending on Nov. 30. Personally, I'm burning out on falling leaves; however, I'm happy to do as the group wants.

Nora

Steve said...

You know Nora, you bring up a good point; Why dont we end it on Nov. 28th, "Black Friday"? That is after all, when the Christmas season begins officially, I think that'd be good for me.

Möme said...

Thank you for keeping up the site, Steve!
I think end of Nov would be a good time to end the autumn blog, as you suggested. December does seem a bit far off.
I'm happy to go with the flow, however. Here in Finland, winter has already kicked in, so my haikus are already wintery. That said, Nora, you're welcome here to cure your burn-out! ;-)

Nora said...

Sounds great, Steve. Thanks.

I'd love to visit, Mome! My ancestors came from Denmark, and I grew up in a part of the US where the weather is very cold and snowy. But now I live where it might snow only for a day each year. :-)

Ashi said...

Well we better be ready for the shopping :)

Poet in Residence said...

möme of the land of snowdrifts and long darkness our first tentative snowflake will come this weekend. I feel it in the air. Vienna's blasted winds, as Beethoven called them, are getting colder.

Steve said...

Well, I dont know from "Viennas blasted winds", but it was 23 degrees here in North Cack-a-Lackee this glorious wednesday morning, and it was snowing up along the Blue Ridge Parkway, so the chill is definately in the air!

I think the day after Thanksgiving is a fine time to move on to the Winter Haiku. Anyone have any objections to me setting us up with a new blog?

Möme said...

I don't think anyone has any objections, Steve! My biggest thanks to you!

I cherish the fact that we are from all around the world; so now we know why Nora has such a fair complexion, and that winter can depress even the greatest of composers!

Thanks and best wishes to everybody from "the land of snowdrifts and long darkness"! :-)

Beatrice V said...

Thanks for all the work Steve, it has been a great season, as for the ending I am happy to go with the flow, most people seem ready to move on end of this month, though I will be sorry to to see the last of autumn, it has been unusually visual and colourful in Britain this year.

Steve said...

"I will be sorry to to see the last of autumn, it has been unusually visual and colourful in Britain this year."

I know what you mean Beatrice! This has been the mosy vivid Autumn for North Carolina in at least the past 20 years! I was lucky enough to make it to the mountains at least 3 times this year, though if I had my way, I'd live up there year round!

Reihaisha said...

Black Friday is good for me, especially since Christmas is in full force at the malls