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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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Albert Camus wrote that, "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower".  There is wonder to be found in this season of waning.  As the sun fades and the air cools join us in celebrating the beauty of Autumn and the blessing of second chances.  

Select a Prompt

     :star: Write about the beauty of Autumn

     :bulletgreen: Write about second chances

     :bulletblue: Write about renewal


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:

Challenge Yourself (Optional)

       :star: Include a kigo in your work and join us in building our Global Saijiki.   :earth:

              Include the following information in your comments (example):
                     •  Form: Select One (remember brevity is beautiful)
                     •  Region: Your region of the world
                     •  Season: Your current season
                     •  Category: The category you think your kigo best fits into.
                     •  Kigo: Select an existing kigo or create one unique to your region and current season.
                     •  Description: describe what your kigo is and how it links to this season in your region.


       All entries must be received by November 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.


The top three selections will receive:  
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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PaperDart Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Writer
Hi! :wave: I haven't been around for a while -- could someone bring me up to date on how submissions work here now? I can't seem to find a description in any of the obvious places. :) Thanks.
RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Visit the gallery you'd like to submit to -usually Featured or Is this a haiku?-
and there should be a button on top right-ish for submit to this gallery.
poetries Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I'm sorry, guys, but I'm going to be taking a hiatus from deviantART for a while. I'm working towards starting school as well as moving, and I won't have much time to spend on club activities.
ShiningSteel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Do my submissions get through? I never see them, but I never get declined either.
RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Providence was accepted recently. I think one of the others was not, the morning glory one perhaps?
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