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Welcome to HaikuWriMo Bingo!
Greetings haiku enthusiasts, and have we got a surprise for you!
This month, during our first celebration of our HaikuWriMo, we'll be doing rounds of Bingo to help urge your creative spirits to get to haiku writing. There will be fun, and our prize pool is always on the lookout for more donations to either myself or betwixtthepages.
We've prepared a multitude of prompts from all but three of the group's genres to serve as the numbers for our gameboard, and we are also welcoming two new additions to the gallery, the Erotic genre for sensual content (but not explicit), and the Epistolary Genre for haiku letters.
Without further chattering let's get right into how this works, shall we? Here is the gameboard I'll be playing with:

The 'HaikuBingo1-1' game
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Eastern Poetry Forms
The Haiku Club: Eastern Poetry Forms
WakaTankaKyokaTanka DrawingTanka ProseRensakuChoka
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PE - SciFaiku Poetry Form
What on earth is SciFaiku?
SciFaiku (science fiction haiku) is a minimalist science fiction poetry form similar to traditional haiku. According to Wikipedia (grain of salt guys), the earliest publication of SciFaiku was likely in 1962. It became known officially as SciFaiku in 1995 when the SciFaiku Manifesto was posted up by Tom Brink. (At the time of finalizing this article, the  website is down; however, I have seen it go down and come back up before, so it's worth saving. They may be having server issues.)

How does one write SciFaiku?
SciFaiku is written like traditional contemporary haiku, and as such, SciFaiku seeks a sense of immediacy. A capture of a moment. A directness of expression, avoiding abstractions. A good SciFaiku does not make any judgments. Conveying a feeling of immediacy is important. Here's an example:
     Digging up an ancient city,
     finding the print
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Senryu, and How It Differs from Haiku
Compared to other styles of poetry under the category of Haiku and Eastern, there is comparatively little published about the more aggressive senryu.
Senryu, whose name means river willow, uses humor and satire to examine human society. Senryu takes on the form of haiku, but makes greater use of punctuation techniques (ellipses, exclamations, etc.) to convey its point. Senryu can use seasonal kigo, but do not rely on them. In senryu, the seasonal reference should be second in importance to the human portrayal. Contrary to popular belief, not all senryu is humorous. Many express misfortune, eroticism, political views (very important), religion & spirituality, and even anger (observational, not overflowing emotion like tanka). It is often bawdy, devoid of the subtle beauty known in haiku. Animals can also be represented through interaction using human personifications.
Originating during Japan's Edo period, senryu reflected both the societal and political turmoil of the time perio
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Tutorials and articles on Eastern poetry from around deviantART.


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Genre-based haiku

Ever wanted to write a haiku outside of the boundaries of nature? Multhaiku wants you to do just that! We encourage haiku to be written in a number of genres and forms such as science fiction, horror, fantasy, romance, spiritual, transgressive and even found haiku! Please keep in mind what we do and do not accept.

What we accept

:bulletgreen: Choka
:bulletgreen: Concrete Haiku
:bulletgreen: Dodoitsu
:bulletgreen: Found Haiku
:bulletgreen: Gogyohka
:bulletgreen: Haibun
:bulletgreen: Haiga
:bulletgreen: Haiku
:bulletgreen: Mondo
:bulletgreen: Renga
:bulletgreen: Sedoka
:bulletgreen: Senryu
:bulletgreen: Tanka
:bulletblue: Other Eastern or minimalist poetry

What we don't accept

:bulletred: We prefer if haiku submitted doesn't follow the 5-7-5 rule, but we are lenient and this is not a strict rule. :)
:bulletyellow: Free verse, unminimalistic forms, long form poetry.

He dropped the electric torch from a hand drained of muscular power or nervous coördination, nor heeded the sound of crunching teeth which told of its fate at the bottom of the pit. He screamed and screamed and screamed in a voice whose falsetto panic no acquaintance of his would ever have recognised; and though he could not rise to his feet he crawled and rolled desperately away from the damp pavement where dozens of Tartarean wells poured forth their exhausted whining and yelping to answer his own insane cries. He tore his hands on the rough, loose stones, and many times bruised his head against the frequent pillars, but still he kept on. Then at last he slowly came to himself in the utter blackness and stench, and stopped his ears against the droning wail into which the burst of yelping had subsided. He was drenched with perspiration and without means of producing a light; stricken and unnerved in the abysmal blackness and horror, and crushed with a memory he never could efface. Beneath him dozens of those things still lived, and from one of those shafts the cover was removed.

            — The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, by H. P. Lovecraft

Let's have some fun.  Through Halloween submit spooky or scary poems to our Horror and Mystery gallery, using the forms listed on our homepage, inspired by your favorite horror stories or poems.  In your comments recommend authors and works for others to explore.
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Is Nonet poetry permitted?
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
If you're talking about a poem with nine lines, I would say yes.
Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Yes, that's it. Thank you very much!
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
The only thing I see wrong is that the syllable structures you refer to are for Japanese on and not English syllables. An onji is the term for a Japanese syllable. The difference between Japanese and English syllables though, is that every Japanese onji is more like an English word. So when people follow the 5-7-5 structure for haiku using syllables, it would actually be more accurate to do a 5-7-5 haiku with English words and not syllables.
kerrybush42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Photographer
I love it! I'm no expert (though I'm a group contributor), but I think you did a great job. :)
VKA3 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
VKA3 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been studying Japanese Poetry and I don't know what Found Haiku or Concrete Haiku is.
How do you write a Haiga? Are other forms of Waka permitted
kerrybush42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Photographer
Perhaps Nichrysalis can help?
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