“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot” — Hausa Proverb
Our lives are filled with little gifts and joys waiting to be noticed or appreciated. In our busy lives it can be easy to overlook them. Join the Haiku Club this month as we put the "thanks" back in Thanksgiving.Prompt
Write about something in your life that you are grateful for using your choice of Eastern forms. Some thoughts to keep in mind include:
Challenge Yourself (Optional)
- Stay positive.
- Savour the moment. Take time to be aware of the depth of your gratitude.
- Elaborate on why you are grateful. Be specific and describe how it affected you.
- Focus on people more than things.
- Include surprises and unexpected events.
- Be creative and have fun.
Use your deviation as a gratitude journal. Each week for the month of November record one or more reasons you are grateful that week. During the month select at least one of these to write a poem about in your choice of Eastern forms.Rules
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. Deadline
All entries must be received by December 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 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.
Offering a prize earns you Contributor status.