Haiku Contest

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Published: September 15, 2006
Contest Winners

1st Place - 7.  by lilmoongoddess
2nd Place - 12.  by CailinLiath
3rd Place -  28. by PointOfDiscontinuity

Contest Details

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to write a TRADITIONAL HAIKU.  For an assortment of information about haiku, go here: www.ahapoetry.com/haiku.htm.&n… to what some may say or think, Haikus are NOT easy to write.  

5-7-5 syllables; three lines.  No series.
Must be about the natural world.

If you are still unsure as to what a haiku is, do some research.

This contest will be judged by three members:
:icondreaded1:  :iconmsjames:  :icondarkdescartes:

Contest Entries

Cherry blossom trees
Cast delicate pink and white
On the still river

Snow silently falls
building a ghostly cocoon
in the cold, dark night

gold red whispers drift
crisp breath farewells visitors
the earth falls asleep

heat of the desert;
shimmers catch my dusty eye
I must bow my head

the smell of citrus
curls on my fingers. lemon
smoke spring. I'm in love.

Our dying mountain
Smothering Dandelion
With breaths of Heather

A long winter ends.
Pollen falls upon the leaves,
Dusty as my heart.

Velvet twilight glows
Breeze glides across morning mist
Mild nostalgia flows

walking in dog park,
dogs playing, jumping, barking;
mine has left a mound

Sunset by the sea,
lightly shut eyes feel the breeze;
a summer night's gift.

three power lines laid
five seven five pigeons played
haiku staccato

An old spider's web
torn up by a drop of rain:
The rain can't take blame.

Leaves on a dirt path
Eaten by an unseen bug
To lace they're transformed

Carved script in tree leaves
Fallen fruit nurse bruises
Lover's Temptation

lunitidal wrath
with might waves rise and plunge
the sea is at war

A cold, numbing breeze
helps the morning dew become
an icy landscape.

a sunflower dreams
one hundred black-and-white dreams
how cold the slow moon

limp cranes topple south;
those who dare to stay behind
earn the rain's reward.

Oaken pillars fall
The quiet cacophany
Shatters placid night

Hungry eyes rest on
the fawn with a broken leg;
Mother is long gone.

free for a moment,
each drop in the waterfall
rejoins the river

Army of raindrops
each finding purpose in down
impress on the skin
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This contest is complete and closed. Thank you to all who participated.
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l0v3l3ssHobbyist Writer
Umm whose is no.40 ? I voted for that one ^_^ I love it :)
Omnicontemplation's avatar
Hmm... I just want to find time to read them all.
sickofpissingabout's avatar
I hate haiku....however #7 is ashtonishing!
bewareofthesnowman's avatar
youre getting weak... japanese poetry is wearing its way through your ageing defences...
but youre right, its very good. i havent read them all yet but 12 impressed me. i might even vote =O
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Yeah, I'll admit those two are pretty good, but in my opinion 32 pwns them all.
bewareofthesnowman's avatar
hey gimme a chance to get that far :p
MSJames's avatar
:/ Not very narrow.... so vote away!
PoetryPlease's avatar
More narrow than it was ;)
MSJames's avatar
Yes, this is true! :P
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