Shining Wind (kaze hikaru / 風光る) refers to a warm breeze of spring that follows after a dark cold winter, which breathes gently upon the skin, as if like a shining radiance. Throughout history cultures have named the wind based on different characteristics it exhibits or where it is coming from (or going to). Whether it is the tropical Alizé, a dust-laden Haboob, or Zephyros the Greek god of the west wind, there are stories behind each. Join the Haiku Club as we explore these stories and, perhaps, create our own.Select a Prompt
Write about the wind or its effects
Write about anything flying or carried on the wind
Create a name for a wind local to you and write about it
Select a name given to the wind (here are some ideas
) somewhere in the world and let it inspire your workRules
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 2015 Events
gallery and note me directly. 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. Deadline
All entries must be received by April 1st! Get Involved
Help us publicize the Club, our events, and our members. Entries
Remember to give them some love! Judges
If you are interested in being a judge for this contest let us know.
Volunteering as a judge earns you Contributor status.Prizes
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 April 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.