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Apr. 2nd, 2008 @ 10:20 am Application
1. Name Kelly MacDougal
2. Location Waterloo NY
3. Education Background College drop-out
4. Your Experience With Haiku I learned to write Haiku as a child. I have recently rediscovered my love for it and am trying to improve my work.
5. How Did You Find Us? I did an LJ search for poetry.

Light on dappled shade
Green shimmers with the wind's breath
Peace finds my Heart there

Love lost, time too short
Spreading arms protect my Heart
Never far from Home

these pictures go with the poemCollapse )
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Go to hell
May. 8th, 2006 @ 07:33 pm HAIKU CHALLENGE
If you could elope alone to a place, where would you go?

Compose a haiku centered on this theme.
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Apr. 23rd, 2006 @ 09:35 am HAIKU TIME
No. No. We're not dead yet. I'm so sorry for not posting. I had some college decisions to manage, some time to weep and regather my pose. Haha, just kidding. It wasn't that serious, not like some death matter.


Write a haiku on your college experience. If you haven't gone to college yet, write about your fantasy then. Or simply some sweet love story.
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Apr. 17th, 2006 @ 04:25 pm ...
old loyal freezer
thick layer of ice conceals
two year old bacon
a long morning
meeting its end, just like
daylight saving time
sandwich on dirty carpet
buttered side down
heavy rainstorm
on the deserted street

cold and starving
a good friday?
morning duty
bathroom floor tiles
shivering spine

hello? anybody home? it's been very quiet in the past few months. are we dead yet?
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Mar. 16th, 2006 @ 10:30 pm cricket and late posts
recent haiku:
summer rain receeded
a homeless cricket
crying out for love

and some belated ones (made during holiday early this year, and completely forgotten):

full moon
on a metal plate
shady reflection

sensual lady
sleeping right next to me
erotic daydream

grey dots emerging
darken the plain concrete floor
drizzle of spring

traffic jam
newly weds in their limo
beside the funeral car
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Feb. 9th, 2006 @ 10:24 pm The Start of Da Game-first round-first week
Why do you write haiku? Is it your favorite form of poetry? In what mood do you write haiku? When do you write free verse or sonnet or...?

Personally, I write haiku either when I'm in a bored and tranquil mood, or when a beautiful scenery strikes me. I write mad, fragmentary free verse when I'm enraged and have no where to explode.

Personally, I can't stand writing poems that purposedly rhyme.

Can YOU write a "mad" haiku? Is it possible?

Here's the first challenge:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WRITE A MAD HAIKU~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Try to compress your anger into three lines of no more than 18 syllables. See if you can accomplish the goal. Senryu are acceptable(of course).

Whenever you feel pissed off, write a senryu. See how that makes you feel. Does it sooth your anger? Or does it make you want to explode more? Fill your poem with sentiments.

Winner: Gets to take the next prompt and be the judge.
Losing people(to be nice): Bring a new member to the Art of Haiku Society(we need active participation, thus member increase).
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Jan. 31st, 2006 @ 11:50 pm PRIZE
Prize: The winning haiku will be featured in the community user info until the next winner is declared.

How does it sound? Clap Clap? (Thanks, chunasperendao)
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Jan. 29th, 2006 @ 06:34 pm Haiku Duel-new highlight
The first and second steps are pretty much what we've been doing.

1. The judge(moi+or any volunteer(any?)) posts a submission(a relevant topic)
2. Everyone comments with a haiku.
3. Next post is a poll to vote on the haiku.
4. If there's a tie, the contestants have an opportunity to revise their haiku. Then, we re-vote.
5. top 6 or so go into 3 teams of 2 and then those 3 go at it and then the two.
7. Prize: I haven't thought about it yet. Any idea?

Courtesy to Brus(sorry don't remember your full lj name)XXX's idea.

Comment if you're willing
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Jan. 25th, 2006 @ 10:23 pm TANKA
Are you interested in learning another ancient form of Japanese poetry called Tanka? It seems even more challenging than haiku.

Tanka are 31-syllable poems. They are older than haiku and evoke a moment or mark an occasion with concision and musicality.

"During Japan's Heian period (794-1185 A.D.) it was considered essential for a woman or man of culture to be able to both compose beautiful poetry and to choose the most aesthetically pleasing and appropriate paper, ink, and symbolic attachment---such as a branch, a flower---to go with it..."

Note: Many writers of English-language tanka use less than 31 syllables to achieve the form in English.
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Jan. 25th, 2006 @ 10:20 pm DUEL
We should start a contest through duels. Interested? Idea?

Comment if you're willing to participate or be one of the judges.

Who has some knowledge of setting up a website?
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