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One Perfect Ku (5/7/5) – 24-Hour Spring Haiku Contest begins……


“Grain by salty grain,

I bring the beach home with me,

smuggled between toes”

by Alison Colby-Campbell

Haiku is 3 lines about nature 1st and 3rd line same length, middle is longer

The nearly fulfilled promise of Spring got you waxing poetic???

There is a time and place for that.

Now!

On my blog!

Surely you remember the Haiku form most likely taught in fifth grade – three lines:  First line is 5 syllables, Second line is 7 syllables, Third line is 5 syllables.

This is actually the American style of the Japanese form of poetry traditionally inspired by nature.

This is how the first ever –  One Perfect Ku (5/7/5) – 24-Hour* Spring Haiku Contest (c) will work…        *more or less

DEADLINE – By 11:59 pm EST on Monday, March 19, 2012.

RULES:  Craft your 3 best,  original, Spring-themed Haiku.  You are allowed up to 3 entries per person; all must be based on the Spring-theme. Submit your entries either together or under separate cover to:  alisonhere@msn.com.  Do not post to Facebook as voting will be blind.

JUDGING: On the first day of spring, March 20, 2012, the Haikus (is that even the plural?)  will be posted on the blog and anyone and everyone will visit my blog to vote for their favorite/s.  At that time they will learn the specifics of the voting process which will be dependent on the number of entries (i.e. categories or not, number of votes per person, etc.).  Only those votes posted to the comment section of the blog will be valid.

CONTEST IS OPEN TO PERSONS LIVING IN CONTINENTAL USA ONLY, AS THAT IS AS FAR AS I AM WILLING TO SHIP THE FABULOUS PRIZE.

Selection of the populace is final.

PRIZE: Under my Umbrella, ella….One compact umbrella, so you can sing and dance in the rain with the best of ’em.

Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.  ~Chinese Proverb

(c) 2012 by Alison Colby-Campbell

4 thoughts on “One Perfect Ku (5/7/5) – 24-Hour Spring Haiku Contest begins……”

  1. I heard Spring Peepers tonight as I filled my gas tank, near a swampy area ($3.63/gal, man that’s getting up there, but I digress,) and the temp was only 40 degrees….poor little cold phibs looking for another cold blooded creature to keep them warm,

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