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

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posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 06:52 AM
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Congratulations to all those that entered. And if you feel the need to continue to express yourself in this beautiful form....

You will always be welcome here at the original " Your Daily Haiku"

www.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by masqua

ladyinwaiting @ 17 stars
www.abovetopsecret.com...

maria_stardust @ 14 stars
www.abovetopsecret.com...

whaaa @ 12 stars
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Edit to add that the final decision will happen on April 9, so there is still time for others to overtake those who now occupy the top 3 places.


The leaders remain unchanged from yesterday.

Star your favs... 3 days left.



posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 11:55 AM
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Winners will be announced tonight... around 8PM EST.




posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 07:00 PM
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And the winners are:

First Prize:

ladyinwaiting - 18 stars


Baby on edge of nest
Hesitation
Jumping means flight.


Second Prize:

maria_stardust - 15 stars


Frost slowly recedes
Persephone arises
warmth follows her wake


Third Prize:
whaaa- 14 stars


low tall earth jabs, raw
undefeated seasons grow
kindly hazily


Congratulations, winners. Excellent poems chosen by the membership.

A thank you to all who submitted.






[edit on 9/4/10 by masqua]



posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 07:06 PM
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On another note... how does everyone feel about using stars for judging?

Do you feel it's a fair way to go?

I was a little disappointed at the lack of stars, though... was it because it was poetry or is there another reason?

Thoughts requested.



posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 11:27 PM
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Originally posted by masqua
On another note... how does everyone feel about using stars for judging?

Do you feel it's a fair way to go?

I was a little disappointed at the lack of stars, though... was it because it was poetry or is there another reason?

Thoughts requested.


Without stars, how do you count the points?

I don't think there is enough people here that have time or effort to appreciate poetry/the arts. But that's just my observation.



posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 11:49 PM
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Nice work ladyinwaiting and Maria_Stardust. Congratulations!

All efforts were winners in my book!

[edit on 9-4-2010 by whaaa]



posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 10:23 PM
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Wow! Thanks Masqua for hosting this contest, it was fun.... and thanks to everyone who starred my Haiku, I appreciate it. Congrats to Maria_Stardust and Whaaa.

I really enjoyed reading everybody's! Tres fun!




posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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A warm and hearty congratulations to both ladyinwaiting and whaa for their well-earned win. It was a pleasure to read each and every entry.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 12:10 AM
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Congratulations ladyinwaiting

Congratualations maria_stardust

so, ladyinwaiting - how come you're a no-show in the haiku thread?

:-)

c'mon

we don't bite

and whaaa - congratulations to you too

for beating out Miss Congeniality :-)

(she's not all that - anyway)

but also - thank you, as usual for your haiku

and thank you masqua - for a fun thread

don't worry about the lack of stars - poetry is a hard sell sometimes



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 07:35 AM
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Miraculous Spiral ♥ !
I don't see you around much anymore (since I can't access your profile page anymore)
ATS is so huge, one can get lost in it methinks.

I've thought about the Haiku thread. I will show up if I have a decent one!

Masqua, in response to your question above, I always thought a star contest would be a popularity contest, but clearly, according to who won the number one position in this one, it's not.


For contests of this nature, I think, great, because it doesn't take long to read the whole thread. But for the short story contest I'm not sure, and here is why: For fairness, all the stories would have to be read. That can be time consuming. Not sure readers would devote that kind of time to it.
A Judges panal DOES commit to reading all of them.

I guess we could try it and see......we could always go back to the panal if necessary. Whatever you decide to do suits me, of course.

*You know what might be fun insofar as a little contest like this one? A limerick contest. Limericks are my specialty! Fun-ness.


Anyway, thanks again Masqua for hosting this contest. It's been fun.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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I've thought about the Haiku thread. I will show up if I have a decent one!


you shouldn't worry about that

if I only showed up when I thought I had a decent one - I would never show up at all

meaning - don't be afraid to suck

just show up

(I think it might be about the journey...or something equally as lame)

:-)



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by Spiramirabilis



if I only showed up when I thought I had a decent one - I would never show up at all






Modesty huh? You are the shining star of that particular thread and everyone knows it.!



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 12:02 PM
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whaaa - I know you understand what I'm saying

the creative process - for some of us at least - is nothing short of painful

much of the time

OK - some of the time for sure

putting yourself on the line is not always easy

so - best to not think about it - just do it

sometimes it comes together - sometimes it so does not

but I can tell - there were people involved in this thread that have something to say, and they would really enjoy the back and forth

they should just do it





 
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