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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.  

Haikus:  
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

1.
Cherry blossom trees
Cast delicate pink and white
On the still river



6
Snow silently falls
building a ghostly cocoon
in the cold, dark night



7
gold red whispers drift
crisp breath farewells visitors
the earth falls asleep



11
heat of the desert;
shimmers catch my dusty eye
I must bow my head

12
the smell of citrus
curls on my fingers. lemon
smoke spring. I'm in love.



16
Our dying mountain
Smothering Dandelion
With breaths of Heather



18
A long winter ends.
Pollen falls upon the leaves,
Dusty as my heart.



19
Velvet twilight glows
Breeze glides across morning mist
Mild nostalgia flows

20
walking in dog park,
dogs playing, jumping, barking;
mine has left a mound




22
Sunset by the sea,
lightly shut eyes feel the breeze;
a summer night's gift.

26
three power lines laid
five seven five pigeons played
haiku staccato



28
An old spider's web
torn up by a drop of rain:
The rain can't take blame.



32
Leaves on a dirt path
Eaten by an unseen bug
To lace they're transformed

34
Carved script in tree leaves
Fallen fruit nurse bruises
Lover's Temptation

36
lunitidal wrath
with might waves rise and plunge
the sea is at war

37
A cold, numbing breeze
helps the morning dew become
an icy landscape.

39
a sunflower dreams
one hundred black-and-white dreams
how cold the slow moon

40
limp cranes topple south;
those who dare to stay behind
earn the rain's reward.

41
Oaken pillars fall
The quiet cacophany
Shatters placid night

46
Hungry eyes rest on
the fawn with a broken leg;
Mother is long gone.

47
free for a moment,
each drop in the waterfall
rejoins the river

49
Army of raindrops
each finding purpose in down
impress on the skin
This contest is complete and closed. Thank you to all who participated.
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l0v3l3ss Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Umm whose is no.40 ? I voted for that one ^_^ I love it :)
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Omnicontemplation Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
Hmm... I just want to find time to read them all.
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TerriRain Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
imma vote for #12
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sickofpissingabout Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
I hate haiku....however #7 is ashtonishing!
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bewareofthesnowman Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006   Writer
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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otherling Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006   Writer
Yeah, I'll admit those two are pretty good, but in my opinion 32 pwns them all.
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bewareofthesnowman Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006   Writer
hey gimme a chance to get that far :p
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MSJames Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
:/ Not very narrow.... so vote away!
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PoetryPlease Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
More narrow than it was ;)
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MSJames Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Yes, this is true! :P
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