"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
Write about a scent you've experienced recently (no matter what season you're in)
Write about a memory triggered by a scent
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:
FALLING INTO THE SEA
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 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 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 June 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 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.