… to a party here on Red Dragonfly, on the occasion of my 300th post. Which should be, if my calculations are correct, on Sunday, October 24th.
The guests of honor, of course, are all of you: my intimidatingly talented readers. Well, at least all of you who have ever commented here, or who get around to doing so by the 24th. You know who you are.
As on the occasion of my 200th post, I’m inviting commenters to send me one or two haiku they’ve written, with the guarantee that whatever they send me will be posted here on the 24th. They don’t have to be haiku you compose specially for the occasion — they can be previously published, previously posted on your blog, previously scribbled on the back of your homework, previously spray-painted on the bus stop across the street … you get the idea. No special topic required either. (But bonus points if you manage to get the number “three hundred” in there somehow. On second thought … never mind.) Oh — and send me the URL of your blog or website if you have one, I’ll post that as well.
We all had a total blast the last time I did this. It’s still my most popular post of all time. And I am not at all offended that my most popular post is the only one that features none of my own poetry! No, I am more secure than that! So secure that I’m doing it again!
Deadline: October 24th, 7:00 a.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time. Please email me your contributions: mlallen.69 at gmail.com. I will remind (nag?) you daily until you give in and send me something. So you might as well do it right now. Just think of it this way — it’s a way to get out of reading any of my ku for an entire day.
Thanks in advance. I’m crazy about all of you.