'Spring has Sprung' Haiku Contest. [Winners Announced]

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posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 10:03 PM
Add a haiku to this thread.

Contest runs until April 2nd.

as modern haiku evolved, the use of season words dissipated, as did the traditional format of haiku. Haiku can be written as 3-3- 4, 4-4-3, and 5-10-5, to name but a few variations. No matter the length, an important thing to remember when writing haiku is to allow your reader to experience the same special moment you experienced, to see or feel what you thought or felt at a particular instant in time. If you can do that, your haiku is a success, and as you intended the moment to be shared.


By taking two objects, adding an action to combine the objects, eliminating all unnecessary words, rearranging the words time and again, you can write haiku. As an example, let's look at one of Basho's famous haiku:

old pond . . .
a frog leaps in
water's sound


Judging will be done by membership

most stars to their post wins 5000 ATS points, second wins 2500ATS points, third wins 1000 ATS points.

You can post as many times as you like.

Smilies don't count.

Dulled mind awakened
Spring patters on beaded windows
Refreshing new life

[edit on 20/3/10 by masqua]

[edit on 9/4/10 by masqua]

posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 10:10 PM
Spring refreshes
Adds to life
Writing expresses

posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 10:13 PM
Dead leaves
freed of melting snows
fly in warming wind

posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 10:41 PM
Bee sits on warm window
honey to be made
where are the spring flowers

posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 10:42 PM
day and night
darkness into light
seeing with the heart


posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 10:49 PM
The leaves are falling
The clock is ticking away
This makes me sadder

posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 10:55 PM
reply to post by masqua

low tall earth jabs, raw
undefeated seasons grow
kindly hazily

posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 11:18 PM
Frost slowly recedes
Persephone arises
warmth follows her wake

posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 11:28 PM
Autumn fades,winters sight
Too long, the shelf, Loves might
The same, spring comes hell

[edit on 19-3-2010 by Therian]

[edit on 19-3-2010 by Therian]

[edit on 19-3-2010 by Therian]

posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 11:30 PM
as twilight descends
a heavenly scent beckons
the jasmine has bloomed

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 12:40 AM
Lizard blinks
Sun warmed rock
Summer promises

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 08:37 AM
Rude sound breaks reverent silence
Old eyes open wide
Child giggles

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 08:41 AM
smell the grass
green first cut
Spring springs to life

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 08:56 AM
fresh dawn air
lazy red sun
dew on the ferns

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 09:48 AM
Open the door to sunshine
gentle breeze
where are my flip flops

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 10:01 AM
March Madness
Hardwood squeaks
Devils in Blue

(Yeah, shamelessly sucking up to the Basketball fans--well, to some it's a sign of spring)

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 10:13 AM
Just a reminder....all are welcome to express themselves in the form
here www.abovetopsecret.com... also.

exalting lamely
carving mutters mirthless bat
stumbling wrinkled ants

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 10:23 AM
The door slams
Empty coat hangers still swinging
She's gone

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 10:27 AM
True wisdom
A human fly's by
Intelligent travel

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 10:44 AM
Daffodills blooming
on a crisp sunny morning
dew drops hanging off

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