Group Haiku Project: Fellowship of the Ring

I had such a great time with the Hobbit Haiku project that I thought it would be fun to do it again with the Lord of The Rings series, and throw it open to others to contribute.

So here is how I want this to work, if you are interested in contributing a haiku to the project please add a comment below on which chapter you want to take. For now one chapter per person, I will update the list as the chapters get claimed.

I’ll post the first haiku on the first of February, I would then like each participant to post their haiku on the day of the month matching to their chapter and link back to this post. Tag your post LOTRHaiku to help others find the project.

Check back as the start of the event approaches, I’ll update this post as needed.

[UPDATE 1/29] Ok folks, since we are short on participants feel free to claim a second (or third ;)) chapter to cover. Also any suggestions to how I might modify the project for the next book to make it more appealing please let me know.

The Fellowship of the Ring

  1. A Long-expected Party – Laith
  2. The Shadow of the Past – rarasaur
  3. Three is Company – The Indecisive Eeejit
  4. A Short Cut to Mushrooms – N. E. White
  5. A Conspiracy Unmasked – Cimmorene
  6. The Old Forest – Dan Dan The Art Man
  7. In the House of Tom Bombadil – Cimmorene
  8. Fog on the Barrow-downs – Dan Dan The Art Man
  9. At the Sign of the Prancing Pony – Rob’s Surf Report
  10. Strider – Cimmorene
  11. A Knife in the Dark – N. E. White
  12. Flight to the Ford – Laith
  13. Many Meetings – Dan Dan The Art Man
  14. The Council of Elrond – Cimmorene
  15. The Ring goes South – N. E. White
  16. A Journey in the Dark – Rob’s Surf Report (+JudahFirst)
  17. The Bridge of Khazad-dûm – JudahFirst
  18. Lothlórien – N. E. White
  19. The Mirror of Galadriel – JudahFirst
  20. Farewell to Lórien – Dan Dan The Art Man
  21. The Great River – Rob’s Surf Report
  22. The Breaking of the Fellowship – Laith

If you are rusty on just what happens in your chosen chapter your can find summaries at One Wiki To Rule Them All.

And in case you want to use it go ahead and grab my featured image or this sidebar graphic.

90 thoughts on “Group Haiku Project: Fellowship of the Ring”

            1. The chapters I picked happen to be my favorite chapters in the book. Dang! Now I’ll have to check the book out and re-read it all again, just so I can be inspired properly.

            2. just post them to your blog with a link to this post. I should get a ping back and I will link the post back to your post. Kinda like a blog hop (I think)

              I will probably end up doing a summary post/page at the end of everything also.

              Dan Dan the Art Man is thinking of podcasting a reading of it too.

  1. I’m rather drowning in my own projects at the moment, but pleased to see that Cimmorene is once again involved! Now I understand why she was reading this post to me… she learns things best reading them aloud… hmm, maybe I can get her to do an audio recording of her READING the haiku…

        1. Cool. If the other participants are up for it I may collect recordings of them reading their pieces and edit together a “reading” of the project.

      1. Wow that was fast 🙂 Thanks! Wrote it, finishing up the blog post now and scheduling it to publish on the sixth so I don’t have to try and remember 🙂 Thanks again for telling me about this awesome project! I’m really glad to be a part of it. What a cool idea!

  2. P.S. If no one volunteers for 16, A Journey in the Dark, I’ll take that one too. I’d forgotten how much I love these books – it’s been too long since I reread them.

      1. Sounds great, just let me know! his has been so FUN and challenging for me. I like playing with poetry and words, but Haiku is difficult for long-winded people such as myself. 😉

            1. Yeah, I’m hoping we can attract some more, at the very least a few stragglers who will bring more for the next book. I like seeing how different people handle the haiku task.

            2. Sorry, Laith, I just say these comments. Wonder why they aren’t coming up in my comments… oh, maybe because they didn’t reply to my comment. Guess I have to turn on that “notify me of follow-up comments via email” thingy, huh?

              Ok, that said, GO FOR IT, ROB! 🙂 I’m happy to get to participate with 17 and 19.

            3. Thanks, Laith! I like your idea of having more than one entry per chapter. I think it’s cool to see how people may use the Haiku format differently to interpret the same chapter.

            4. I’m thinking of saying if you want to double a chapter you have to also claim an unclaimed one… if there is an unclaimed.

            5. Oh, that’s a great idea! Hey, I love this whole project – especially since it’s working through one of the greatest books ever written! 😀

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