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

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posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 10:52 AM
Sunshine helps heal all
Things that bother all of us
So lets go outside!

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 12:33 PM

Coast amputated
Unions cosmic makeover
is Atlantic tomb.

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 01:16 PM
Colorado Snow
Melting Flowing Puddling
Merged Spring And Winter

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 01:51 PM
Zen construction worker
weaves hammer drill sound
on silvery loom

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 01:55 PM
Spirit and mind
Awaken deep thoughts of time
singularity to unwind.

did i do it right?!

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 01:57 PM
Surely the heart dies slowly
pounding like rain
I wanted to play outside

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 02:41 PM
Northern Earth laughing.
Snow-suckled blooms sashaying,
while South freezes over.

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 02:51 PM
reply to post by Kailassa

south sea eyes wink north
slow ships of equinox pass
fall waving at spring

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 02:54 PM
Vibrantly petalled beauties
shower love and life
via gold-dusted bees knees.

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 03:21 PM
Sun shines brightly making sunny spot
Dog lies there content and unfurled
All is right with our world

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 03:48 PM
reply to post by masqua

Cat tails

Pond rings

Frog songs

Touching my

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 04:11 PM
New York shaking...
Not a time for picture taking...
Two brothers falling...

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 05:39 PM
Crisp green leaves

Warm pink lamb

A season to taste

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 05:43 PM
From the other half...

here, rain patters cold
there, life begins
enjoy, we wait, again...

[edit on 20-3-2010 by 2theC]

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 06:24 PM
Newly flowered blooms
Mark the season of lovers
The time of rebirth

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 07:11 PM
Perfect wrinkled skin
Sweet smell of new life
The future of man

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 07:19 PM
Almost two pages already and I've read some fine posts so far. Thank you for that.

As was stated in the opening post, the rules for writing proper haiku is quite loose.

Some ideas:

Haiku in English is a development of the Japanese haiku poetic form in the English language.

Contemporary haiku are written in many languages, but most poets outside of Japan are concentrated in the English-speaking countries.

It is impossible to single out any current style, format, or subject matter as definitive. Some of the more common practices in English include:

Use of three lines of up to 17 syllables;
Use of a season word (kigo);
Use of a cut or kire (sometimes indicated by a punctuation mark) to implicitly compare two images.

What is most accepted is that the syllables are 5-7-5:

A haiku is a non-rhymed verse genre.There are 5 syllables in the first sentence, 7 in the second and 5 again in the last sentence.

That shouldn't be the rule in this contest, though, so don't hold back on starring a poem because it doesn't fit the standard mold.

The only way we're going to get a clear winner is if everyone stars each poem they like... members, writers, moderators and ALL who enjoy reading these nifty little poems.

So, liberally spread your stars far and wide.

[edit on 20/3/10 by masqua]

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 07:20 PM
Icicle shapeshifting

Water breaking own birth

Dripping light


posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 07:28 PM
Fun game Masqua.

Warm, cold, warm, cold rain
Bright grey skies contradicting
Wind singing off key

posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 08:08 PM
Freedom is to gain
From walking through all the pain
Understanding love.

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