Weekend Haiku Thought Game
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us in your socials.