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:bulletred:Do not submit someone else’s poetry as your own, if found out you will be kicked out immediately...NO EXCEPTIONS

:bulletred:If anyone is ripping on our poets inform the founder and and we will inform the group then we will end it

:bulletred:The Golden Rule. Learn it. You don't have to love it, just follow it.

:bulletred:Critique an artist's work only if they ask for it, and do so with a sense of tact. Harsh is fine; blatant rudeness is not.

:bulletred:Excessive cursing shall be taken note of.

:bulletred:You can only submit 5 deviations to our gallery per week.

:bulletred:When voting on submissions and join requests, should you vote to decline, please give a reason, even if it's just "I didn't like this much"



:bulletred:Have fun!

:bulletred:If you break ANY rules 3 times you will be dismissed from the group at the founder or co-founder's discretion.

:bulletred:If you catch anyone breaking these rules, please inform the founder immediately.

:bulletred:We keep getting questions like "how do I submit?" To submit, click gallery, then there is a submit button... try it sometime. Before you message any admins., check out devART's FAQ section. If you're still confused, feel free to message us. We're still a bit confuzzled by the group system ourselves:?

:bulletred:If you have trouble submitting tell us then we will allow you to submit to favorites.

:bulletred:If you want to move up in ranks let us know and we'll can see what we can do.

:bulletred:If you have trouble joining, inform me because we could be having to many requests coming in.

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We are poets dedicated to the eastern style of poetry. Our name says masters but we accept poets of any level. We help haiku poets become masters.
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ScarletQuill Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Thanks for accepting my membership & first submission :D
JoPierce Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Hi!  I just joined up!  I love haiku!  But I tend to do something non-traditional; I tend to write a series of haiku to tell a longer story.

Now I know some people think it defeats the purpose of aiming for brevity. But I tend to like to do it.

Would that be something I could submit? Or is that not something that people want here?
aldwarke Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
It is taking a long time for my haiku poems to be accepted. Is this normal or is the site not operating just now? I hope is still going, it sounds interesting.
Pholve Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Photographer
Hey mate, I'm sorry. Sometimes I vanish, if something happens it doesn't get accepted just try again.
QuantumTwig Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Writer
I know this is a group dedicated to haiku, but how many of you consider haiku to be a true form of writing that actually takes time, effort and dedication to do well? I hear nothing about how my love for haiku is silly because it's not a real art style, just a sort of side thing people do to warm up before doing 'real writing'. If you also are irritated by this then great, because I know I am. So I just wanted to get an opinion as to how many people are actually really love haiku and think it deserves more credit than it receives. Can't believe people have the audacity to say its just a 'warm up'.. Bah!
VKA3 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like all forms of poetry and no form of poetry is a form of warm up for "real writing" it is all real writing
Big-The-ED Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Saying a Haiku is 'just a warm up' is what people do when they don't understand them and can't write good ones themselves. That would be like saying a Sonnet isn't 'real writing' either, because it's almost identical - the structure and content define the format, and the inherent limitations are what produce such quality results. You can't just count out syllables and call it a Haiku, traditionally that's the least important part of the three main criteria - being 17 'on'(japanese character-syllables) long, divided into three chunks; a "cut" word used to show a shift or change in the poem, and a seasonal word to set the tone - of which, in Japan there are books that are just huge collected lists of categorized, haiku-appropriate seasonal words.

The complexity of the format doesn't allow for too much content, but that's the point; it's subtle, yet nonetheless deep and meaningful. I think a great deal of Poetry these days is lost on people who are too stuck up, and rate poems on objective scales based on instant-understanding and structure, rather than subjective content like emotion or meaning. Haiku is a challenge, because too many people waste words; a master can fit hundreds of concepts, feelings,and thoughts into a few brief words with haiku, while many 'real writers' can hardly express one idea soundly with entire pages.
RJ7237 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Haiku just a warm up? That is a pretty ridiculous notation. I don't really like any of my haiku, though they most often take hours if not days, to get to where I think it's decent enough to post, and still I find that I don't they way my haiku turns out. People who think haiku are just warm ups must not understand what makes a haiku a haiku though this would probably difficult for a haijin to come up with answer for, though there are a lot of things to consider to when one writes haiku. Someone who thinks of haiku as warm up writing may think a haiku just entails having a five-seven-five syllable format (Which some linguists believe is wrong to begin with.) and deals with nature ( Traditionally, yes. Though with contemporary haiku this is not necessarily always true.), without understanding that there are many different element that needed to be considered when one writes haiku. Like, for one, juxtaposition, which without I think even if the poem is written the five-seven-five syllable format and deals with nature it's not really a haiku. I would think the five-seven-five syllable count is one of the least important thing to know about haiku, even if one chooses to follow the format. I'm sorry about the randomness, I just thought I should make a response to this once I saw it.
QuantumTwig Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011   Writer
Yeah, A lot of my haikus were results of at least a couple hours work and people still love them. I have not given myself days on a haiku yet (I know, shame on me but life's financial and educational problems have sucked most of my time) and I know a lot of my work probably deserves such time and dedication. The randomness is quite alright, by the way. Someone on deviant art got an entire group of people to kill haiku by getting 24 people to post 24 haikus in 24 hours and they called it "Death To Haiku" try to find it if you wish. I really find it sad that people think haiku is not real art.
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