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Cafe Critique 1(Haiku)

David_Macleod
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Poetry Contest

Write a traditional Japanese Haiku (5 - 7 - 5)
new writes only
must be (5 - 7 - 5) format
Must make a direct reference to nature
unlimited entries per poet
multiple account posting is not allowed
three weeks only
Most of all have fun



The Haiku

Originates from Japan. It was a poetry form written on one line with 17 syllables. This later developed into a three-line poem form the first line having 5 syllables the second having 7 syllables and the third having 5 syllables
(5 - 7 - 5)

A traditional Japanese Haiku is a celebration of nature and must contain a direct reference to natures or weather systems.

Here are some examples:

Sun

ancient Celtic trees
forest fruits, plants and berries
all contain sunlight

Robin Red Breast

she dances in red
there's no storm of its rage
for there is no cage



David_Macleod
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Slaughter

Felled logs stripped and piled
Look like inverted mass graves
These spirits have left

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Ely
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Haiku #30 lightning

clouds boil over blue
horizons ...lightning thunders...
alabaster skies
Written by Ely (E.A.Rothwell)
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David_Macleod
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thank you Ely - excellent traditional Japanese Haiku :-))))))))))))

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In the Gentle Wind

gentle winds sway reeds
as water ripples softly
so subtle the storm
Written by PlaydateWithFire
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New Day

pink sky in the east
sunrise and cool desert air
hummingbird greetings
Written by Kinkpoet
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David_Macleod
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awesome entry PlaydateWithFire thank you :-)))))))))))))))))))

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Smiles for Spring

cherry blossoms smile
warming in the Springtime sun
as the last snow dies
Written by PlaydateWithFire
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David_Macleod
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thank you Kinkpoet for your well thought out Haiku - Excellent :-)))))))))

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Leaves dance in the wind
Beauty is found in the eyes
Eyes that are open

PlaydateWithFire
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as leaf falls to Earth
so too the ten thousand things
face the Autumn change

David_Macleod
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wonderful write Tim The quality of all the entries so far is to be commended :-)))))))))

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Chrysanthemum  dreams 
rest hidden with mountain side
there She waves goodbye

Ashen solitaire 
a leaf on tranquil waters
marks passage gathers time

Cherry blossom clouds
dot her hillside ocean view
innocence homage 

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Haiku II (visual poetry)

Haiku II (visual poetry)
Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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Quiet Haiku🌿

( renga with linked haiku )
 
   
🐅      
a tapir stays low   
holds its breath in the stillness    
—motionless tiger      
       
🐊      
a crocodile slips      
soundless into the river      
—startled cranes flying   
       
🌌      
from steamy night’s heat      
a full moon shimmers brightly  
—the sleeping village
 
 
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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