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Simple yet Profound Poetry  November 30, 2010 - December 6, 2010

Contest Completed


Simple Yet Profound - [writing deleted]
Poetry to Ponder - Didn't you see?
Words for Meditation - Patience
Perceptive - just knowing
Few Words Create a Vision - Kaede
Nature Insight - Ode to a Butterfly
Unique - Winter Morning
Mysterious - Harmony
Most Reviewed - Birds


Simple yet profound poetry, written in the spirit of haiku, but does not have to hold to the 5-7-5 rule.

The poetry must:
1- Describe an observation of nature.
2- Show an understanding or revelation (should be subtle) of something that can apply to our lives and make us pause to think.

Some type of symmetry is preferred for these poems.

Poetry may be longer than three lines but must be simple and use the least amount of words necessary.

-Standard haiku with syllables in the 5-7-5 style or simplified to 3-5-3. Word count can be substituted for syllable count.

-A lune style, named for the moonlike shape created by the 5-3-5 syllable or word count.
I must thank Makoshika and his poem "Lune" that opened my eyes to this form. You can read his poem to see more about this style:


I will read and review every submitted poem.


Desert Dreamer
Desert Dreamer
Sonoran Desert, AZ


22 Contestants
22 Submissions
Created Nov 30, 2010