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RedDragonfly
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We had an amazing turnout this month.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Haiku Club's 2015 Shining Wind Contest! =D



:winner:  First Place goes to singing with the wind senryu by cattservant

I like the simple imagery and rhythm.  It paints a beautiful moment watching a blackbird perched in cattails, swaying in the breeze.  The last line is a gem, too.

singing with the wind
windy afternoon
supple cattails bend and sway
his world is motion




:winner:  Second Place goes to makani tanka by jade-pandora

A hopeful and uplifting image of springtime for a family on the islands.  Love the use of personification and of course the hopeful vibe in this piece.

Makanifledgling I'o hawk calls
and an answer returns
on the wind;
encouragement
before its first flight




:winner:  Third Place goes to falling tanka by Formel

A striking turn in this poem, from the fear of falling to the ease of flight.

Fallingby the sheer cliff edge
vertigo clutches my heart
thinking of falling...
a freshly feathered chick
breeze catches new wings and lifts




Honorable Mentions go to:

:star:  persephone's yawn sedoka by deinktvis

The gentle intimacy of this piece perfectly captures the "waking" analogy of spring.

persephone's yawnshe mutters,
slowly waking up,
flipping her pillow:
spring's first kiss,
still on the cool side,
but warmed by the sun.



 
:star:  levanter haiku by hopeburnsblue

The hopeful and inspiring tone of this work makes it my favorite.  This is the heart of Spring.

LevanterTeach me to be brave,
Golden winds of love and change,
That I too may soar.

 
 
 
:star:  alpenfoehn tanka by Weidenlied

Absolutely gorgeous imagery and lovely romantic tone.
 
Alpenfoehn (tanka)Hints of sand and heat
of pomegranate and cacti
woven around me
suffused with palm tree kisses
a dream of warmth in the snow.




Special thanks go to hopeburnsblue, RedDragonfly, and saiun for judging the contest, and Dreamworld88, GrannyJae, RedDragonfly, and saiun for providing prizes.

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We had an amazing turnout this month.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Haiku Club's 2015 Shining Wind Contest! =D



:winner:  First Place goes to singing with the wind senryu by cattservant

I like the simple imagery and rhythm.  It paints a beautiful moment watching a blackbird perched in cattails, swaying in the breeze.  The last line is a gem, too.

singing with the wind
windy afternoon
supple cattails bend and sway
his world is motion




:winner:  Second Place goes to makani tanka by jade-pandora

A hopeful and uplifting image of springtime for a family on the islands.  Love the use of personification and of course the hopeful vibe in this piece.

Makanifledgling I'o hawk calls
and an answer returns
on the wind;
encouragement
before its first flight




:winner:  Third Place goes to falling tanka by Formel

A striking turn in this poem, from the fear of falling to the ease of flight.

Fallingby the sheer cliff edge
vertigo clutches my heart
thinking of falling...
a freshly feathered chick
breeze catches new wings and lifts




Honorable Mentions go to:

:star:  persephone's yawn sedoka by deinktvis

The gentle intimacy of this piece perfectly captures the "waking" analogy of spring.

persephone's yawnshe mutters,
slowly waking up,
flipping her pillow:
spring's first kiss,
still on the cool side,
but warmed by the sun.



 
:star:  levanter haiku by hopeburnsblue

The hopeful and inspiring tone of this work makes it my favorite.  This is the heart of Spring.

LevanterTeach me to be brave,
Golden winds of love and change,
That I too may soar.

 
 
 
:star:  alpenfoehn tanka by Weidenlied

Absolutely gorgeous imagery and lovely romantic tone.
 
Alpenfoehn (tanka)Hints of sand and heat
of pomegranate and cacti
woven around me
suffused with palm tree kisses
a dream of warmth in the snow.




Special thanks go to hopeburnsblue, RedDragonfly, and saiun for judging the contest, and Dreamworld88, GrannyJae, RedDragonfly, and saiun for providing prizes.
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a dream of friends
long gone
woke up crying
in your arms
is where I belong

23
I like my friend's
spaghetti
better than what I got

22
soothing music
the highway
backed up for miles

21
looking into empty cup
again I forgot
to make tea


20
waiting for a package
tracking number
auto-pastes in

19
new restaurant
we have to try
a bit of everything

18
messy beer grain for horses
I smell like a brewery
drive carefully home


17
what to wear to spring party?
all my jeans
covered in mud

16
spring snow
wet and heavy
creaking branches

15
ex-co-worker outside the store
we go back for more
anything

14
cold wind
stops the cats
on the windowsill


13
down in the mud
soaked to brown
one rope halter- mine?


12
morning hike
bicycle tracks hoofprints
sidewinder trail

11
another pen
where I must have put it
months ago

10
crying this morning
can't face the world
without Visine

9
grilled cheese sandwich
buttering one side
burning the other


8
first green leaves-
still raking up
last year's


7
I walk the muddy pasture
with a towel and blanket
my horse is dry
driving the others out
into the rain


6
Easter morning
rooster
singing to the dawn

5
walking to lunch
peach blossoms shaking
in light rain


4
prayer flag twitching
now then nothing
barely-there breeze

3
bright sunny day
it's cold
inside the house

2
out of the wind
into the shelter
of my horse's shadow


1
hurrying home
the mountain has vanished
behind clouds
warm wind and daylight
after the long dark winter
I hear her hoofbeats
barn doors closed against the chill
she is galloping toward spring
Galloping Wind
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for the Shining Wind Contest the-haiku-club.deviantart.com/…

In Memory of Lissa, the horse I grew up with. You are always with me.

A Tanka in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form.
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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Haiku Club's Lantern Festival Contest! =D (Big Grin)



Winner  First Place goes to light dodoitsu by Weidenlied

Sweet and shining, this paints a charming image of a child reading under the covers in bed.

Lantern Festival (dodoitsu)Smallest light in the darkness
makes hidden fantasies shine
a lone hero's golden blade
obscured by covers.




Winner  Second Place goes to any time now haiku by Formel

Great suspense and anticipation.

Any Time Nowsun-bathed
barren branches' buds
yet to pop




Winner  Third Place goes to fire haiku by theLonliestOne

Eye-popping imagery!  It is so easy to see and feel the movement of the flame.

FireSnapping ribbons twist
with vibrant grace and passion,
shedding sparks like tears.



It was so fun to read all the poems- I am hooked on the judging thing!

Special thanks go to RedDragonfly and saiun for judging the contest, and RedDragonfly and saiun for providing prizes.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Haiku Club's 2015 Renga Tree!  See the amazing 230 poem collaboration for yourself.  =D


:typerhappy: The Prolific Poster Award goes to ScottMan2th
He submitted an amazing 49 poems to the tree, though I did give him a run for his money this time.  ;)


:floating: The Spirit Award also goes to ScottMan2th
Not only was Scott prolific in the challenge, keeping the obsession rolling, he was also the same when it came to comment/reply output with entries, inspiring others to become more involved as well.


:winner: First Place goes to Snow Angels by jade-pandora
Bittersweet and spot-on imagery.
Snow angels
reminiscing,
the imprints you and I
left behind, fill with snow



:winner: Second Place goes to Hearth Dragons by TwilightPoetess
I'd never thought of the moving smokes as dragons, and it made a mundane thing magical.
Hearth Dragonssmoke settles heavy
on the hearth--
a dance of gray dragons



:winner: Third Place goes to Willow by ScottMan2th
I especially like the imagery of nature, and the inner strength of the tree that can be transferred to almost any situation.
-willow-bent by fate
kissed by storms
still unbroken



Honorable Mentions go to:
:star: Frostbite by RetroZombie
Nature mirrored in the dance of love, with beautiful sensory imagery.
frostbiteby our glowing hearth
a frosted glass moonrise—
I warm your hands


:star: Eons of Ions by saiun
Beautiful vision of the slow passage of glacial ice under the ephemeral aurora borealis.
Renga Tree - Eons of Ions   rivers of ice
slowly flowing to the sea
   beneath dancing lights


:star: 6:30 a.m. by somnomollior
Describing a scene in scents when the subject probably can't smell very well at the moment is artful and gives this poem several levels.
2015 New Years Renga Tree: 6.30 a.m.winter cold
chamomile and lavender
scents the air



Special thanks go to saiun for judging the contest, and moyan, RedDragonfly, saiun, and somethingzenzen for providing prizes.

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deinktvis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Writer
:thanks: 4 :+fav:ing!
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RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
it was an epic battle to reach the keyboard with a terrifying clawed and fanged black predator blocking the way with his cute fuzzy belly. There was purring, there were tears, but somehow I managed to persevere.
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Writer
i hope there will be no emotional scars...
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Molecular-Structure Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you kindly for the :+llama:, have one in return! :) (Smile) 
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Judescreations Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave!
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TheLaughingSandwich Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Photographer

Hello fabulous

Thankyou for the llama :hug:

Have one in return

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Thankyou have an lovely day  :tighthug:

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WhitePlumFragrance Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a bunch for faving my haikus. :hug:
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RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I really enjoyed them!
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tirasunil Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks for the fav. :)
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SkiAngel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Interface Designer
thanks for the llama. Have a llama back.
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