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The Haiku Club

The Haiku Club is a literature project that encourages writers to explore all forms of Eastern poetry. We provide resources and events that challenge participants to better understand the Eastern poetry forms and have fun in the process.


Founded by Sano-Balron the club has benefited from the creative energy and hard work of the following haijin.

:iconalmcdermid:   :icondeinktvis:   :iconiscariot-priest:   :iconlaurence55:   :iconmoyanii:   :iconmreid973:   :iconmsjames:   :iconnorui:   :iconreddragonfly:   :iconsaiun:   :iconsano-balron:   :iconsolarts:   :iconsomethingzenzen:   :iconsomnomollior:   :iconthe-beastie:


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.




"The lime trees were in bloom.  But in the early morning only a faint fragrance drifted through the garden, an airy message, an aromatic echo of the dreams during the short summer night."
-  Isak Dinesen, Winter's Tales

As spring gives way to summer nature unveils its full palette of fragrances.  Whether it's a particular flower, fresh-cut grass, or the smell of rain, join the Haiku Club as we celebrate the beginning of summer by reminiscing over our favorite scents.

Select a Prompt

:bulletpurple: Write about a scent you've experienced recently (no matter what season you're in)

:bulletblue: Write about a memory triggered by a scent

:bulletgreen: Create your own perfume.  Name it and describe it as you will.  There is a line of Imaginary Author scents that are delightful to read through.  Here is an example to whet your imagination:

          At the age of nineteen Nica Galas published her first book, the autobiographical tome
          Falling into the Sea which chronicled her short and torrid love affair among the hot
          beaches and lemon trees in the Gulf of Naples.  The breathtaking story opens with Nica
          and her girlfriends picking bunches of jasmine flower for boys while they cliff-jumped
          into the sea. An innocent first kiss erupts into an ardent summer entanglement which
          is cut short one moonlit night when her lover leaps into the dark abyss never to
          surface, leaving Nica naked on the cliffs screaming his name.

          WHEN TO WEAR: This scent is sunshine in a bottle. Wear on cloudy days to invoke
          the ardor of summer.

          NOTES: Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lychee, Tropical Flowers & Warm Sand


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.   :nod:


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

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

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



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


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 July 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:
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DiceCube5 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hello and Thx4 accept my request to join in your group! La la la la 

I'm writting
haiku in my native language, in Polish, but I always publish the English version in the description, so don't be surprise, if you will see a strange language in your group gallery B-) (Cool)

I hope, that we
will spend a lot of time on discussions about haiku!
jade-pandora Featured By Owner 4 days ago
:hug: Welcome to the group!
DiceCube5 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thx! :happybounce: 
Weidenlied Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Since it is almost febuary, ca I ask what that lantern-festival-thingy is, exactly? I can't seem to find an explanation for it...
saiun Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
What makes an octopus laugh?
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