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The Haiku Club

The Haiku Club is a literature project established to encourage writers to explore all forms of Eastern poetry.
To reach these goals, The Haiku Club provides resources and events that challenge participants to better understand the Eastern poetry forms.


The Haiku Club's chat room:
:bulletblue: Mokusō Pavilion :bulletblue:

If one sees a beautiful flower, normally the mind concentrates on it, but with an 'empty mind' (mokusō), the mind is aware of everything else as well as the flower.


Use the-beastie's beautiful stamp, or RedDragonfly's wonderful plz version (haikuplz/haikuplz2), to show support for the Club!   :dalove:

The lovely koi design used in the Haiku Club avatar and stamps was created by DPA-avatars.

Founded by Sano-Balron the club is currently run by

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All Affiliates

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   Just to say the word
home, that one word alone,
   so pleasantly cool

 - Kobayashi Issa

As the season draws closer to solstice we find ourselves spending more time indoors appreciating the comforts of home.  Pull up a chair next to the hearth (or a/c for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere) and tell us about yours.

Select a Prompt

:star: Write about your home
:bulletgreen: Write about a memory tied to your home
:bulletblue: Write about your ideal home
:bulletpurple: Write about what makes a home, home


Write an original poem using an Eastern poetry form of your choice. Your poem should follow the style and structure guidelines for the chosen form. Remember to mention the form you chose and include a reference to this contest and journal entry in your deviation comments. Then submit your deviation to our 2014 Events gallery. If accepted it will be added to the contest collection and journal. One entry per contest, please.

If you have not participated in a contest here before please consider starting now. We are here to cultivate and encourage each other while having fun!  Check out our Events Board for information on current and upcoming activities. :nod:


All entries must be received by January 1st! :target:

Get Involved

Help us publicize the Club, our events, and our members. :phonecall:

Entries :gallery:
Remember to give them some love! :clap:

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If you are interested in being a judge for this contest let us know. :juggle:
Volunteering as a judge earns you Contributor status.


Winner will receive:
  • A small 11x8 cm notebook for jotting down Eastern poetry contributed by Formel

  • Two poetry books-Loop by Anne Simpson (Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian Winner 2004), and processional by Anne Compton; winner of a Governor General's Literary Award, contributed by :devsomnomolior:

The top three selections will receive:

All entrants will be added to the quarterly prize drawing.  Completing challenge goals and working with under-represented forms counts double.  On January 1st, 2015 a winner will be randomly drawn and given the choice of either:
If you are willing to contribute prizes for this contest let us know. :winner:
Offering a prize earns you Contributor status.
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014   Writer
It's great to see the club is still going strong.  Well done!
saiun Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
It's good to have you back Cat!  =)
somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
It's good to be back.
saiun Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Yes it is! :hug:
Futurum-Undam Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the acceptance into your Haiku-Club. I look forward to the events.
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