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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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“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.


Write about something in your life that you are grateful for using your choice of Eastern forms.  Some thoughts to keep in mind include:
  • 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.

Challenge Yourself (Optional)

       :star: 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.


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 December 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:  

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!  =)
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.
saiun Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Futurum-Undam Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
bowplz by bowplz   A Little Tree 
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