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Weekend Haiku Thought Game

  • by John Coulbourn

Compose a haiku
Win widespread recognition
Like a gentle walk

Submit your own personal haiku. It’s a nice brain break. We have a pair of very nice socks and five (5) $50 gift certificates for any particularly clever haikus.

It's simple. The theme is nature. 3 lines only.

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), the great master of haiku, wrote:

Cool of the evening
watching the melons grow
you should be here

That’s nice. Do that. Judges will award 5 $50 gift certificates. 

How do you Haiku? Jack Kerouac said:

“Simply say a lot in three short lines... Above all, a Haiku must be very simple and free of all poetic trickery and make a little picture and yet be as airy and graceful as a Vivaldi Pastorella.” 

That’s what our judges are looking for. And laughs.

Bonus for any haiku’s with rain.

“The Taste of Rain” by Jack Kerouac

The taste
Of rain
—Why kneel?

Remember, you can’t use a Cleverhood without nature. Good luck out there.

Submissions accepted until Sunday Dec. 12 midnight (Providence time). Quality over quantity mates! Send your submission to Emmett at info@cleverhood.com or tag us in your socials.

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