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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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:earth:  The Haiku Club  :pointr:  Eastern Poetry Forms  :pointr:  Dodoitsu

Dodoitsu (都々逸 / quickly, city to city) is a form of Japanese poetry popular toward the end of the Edo Period (1603 - 1868).  Imitating folk songs it tends to focus on love or work and is often humorous in tone.  It consists of 26 syllables or less, commonly written in four lines of 7-7-7-5.

Thursday afternoon is dead,
phones become silent and wait
until minutes before five
on Friday to ring
— Judi Van Gorder


:star: Thanks to Hanajiofcards for providing some great resource links.

If you know of useful books, links, or other resources not listed here let us know and we will add them. :reading:
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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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