Just to say the word
home, that one word alone,
so pleasantly cool
- Kobayashi Issa
As the season draws closer to solstice we find ourselves spending more time indoors appreciating the comforts of home. Pull up a chair next to the hearth (or a/c for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere) and tell us about yours.Select a Prompt
Write about your home
Write about a memory tied to your home
Write about your ideal home
Write about what makes a home, homeRules
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 January 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
Winner will receive:
- A small 11x8 cm notebook for jotting down Eastern poetry contributed by Formel
- Two poetry books-Loop by Anne Simpson (Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian Winner 2004), and processional by Anne Compton; winner of a Governor General's Literary Award, contributed by :devsomnomolior:
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.