Albert's Poetry Cafe ~ Tovli's Ten Words ~"Haiku to the Tenth Power!"  October 22, 2008 - October 29, 2008

Contest Completed

Congratulations

Blue Ribbon - Haiku: NATURE
Gold Star - Generation Geography Limp
Silver Star - CLOSING GAPS
ALBERT'S SPECIAL AWARD - [writing deleted]

Details

(ch-ch-chain!)

INSTRUCTIONS: write ten Haiku (5 - 7 - 5). Each Haiku must begin with a different word from the list below. (i.e. 1st Haiku begins with "generation";
2nd Haiku begins with "territorial"

GENERATION
TERRITORIAL
PACT
GEOGRAPHY
PROMISED
CONQUEST
INVOKED
ATRIUM
PLANET
YEAR

Hello Poets:

Some questions have been raised about our Haiku-10 contest. Since I suggested a traditional 5-7-5 stanza form for the traditional seventeen syllables, questions were asked about content�should the haiku be focused on nature/seasons etc. Or, is the more personal senryu acceptable�(a focus on human attributes). And what is the difference between haiku and senryu anyway? If it makes anyone feel better�even the American Haiku Society has been challenged with this question.

They often use the following criteria in judging English-language haiku (they identify "three content categories"):

Nature haiku
Human haiku (senryu),
Human plus nature haiku (hybrids).


I have noticed that we, at Albert�s Caf� are using this definition of Haiku:

What are Haikus you may ask?

Haikus by definition are: a form of Japanese poetry which states in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables a

1.) clear picture designed to arouse a

2.) distinct emotion and suggest a

3.) spiritual insight.

So, it makes sense to follow this definition as our base.



!Now�here is a little secret---

� yes, judging will be on whether the traditional 5-7-5 stanza is being used;

� yes, judging will be based on Albert�s Caf� Haiku definition;

� yes, judging will determine�are all the 10 words accounted for and are they in the right place?

� And, yes�judging will take into account nature vs. human qualities etc



BUT�the real focus concerning the judging of our haiku 10 is the successful use of �chaining.� The best Haiku chains will be acknowledged! And I have a strong feeling this is not going to be so easy to choose the best�it may be that they are all the best!

Have fun�that is the most important thing. And don�t forget the mantra for the week�ch-ch-ch-chaiiiiin!



Tovli








N.B. Please mark you entries POETRY and HAIKU (see rules)
Thanks. Helena



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Prizes

1st, 2nd and 3rd prize & Albert's Special Award

Moderator

Helena
Helena
Australia

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4 Submissions
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Created Oct 22, 2008