Traditional Hokku  September 27, 2010 - October 27, 2010

Reading and Deliberating


Write a traditional hokku (haiku). Everything you learned about haiku in school was American Haiku. Let's go back about 250 years and predate the change. You don't have to write all of the hokku (the traditional term for haiku) on one line, like it used to be, but it must:
- Focus on a season
- Add a contrast or comparison (which requires a "kireji" or cutting word)
- Use sensory description

For examples, you can look at the three hokku I wrote: "Colors bright," "Yellow bus" and "Street puddles" - all of which are autumn hokku.

Don't stress too much about the hokku - it's all about practice and giving things a shot :)


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10 Contestants
22 Submissions
Created Sep 27, 2010

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  • Any Member can Submit
  • Only Poetry can be Submitted
  • Only these Genres Can be Submitted:
    • Haiku
  • Each Contestant May Submit 3 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 9/27/2010 - 10/27/2010
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


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