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The Haiku Club

The Haiku Club is a literature project that encourages writers to explore all forms of Eastern poetry. We provide resources and events that challenge participants to better understand the Eastern poetry forms and have fun in the process.


Founded by Sano-Balron the club has benefited from the creative energy and hard work of the following haijin.

:iconalmcdermid:   :icondeinktvis:   :iconiscariot-priest:   :iconlaurence55:   :iconmoyanii:   :iconmreid973:   :iconmsjames:   :iconnorui:   :iconreddragonfly:   :iconsaiun:   :iconsano-balron:   :iconsolarts:   :iconsomethingzenzen:   :iconsomnomollior:   :iconthe-beastie:


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.



2015 April HaikuWriMo Stamp by saiun

Spring is here and the Haiku Club is celebrating by holding the 2015 April HaikuWriMo.  Join us and try to write a haiku, senryu, or tanka for every day of the month of April.  

Sign Up is now open!  Just send us a note :note: titled "2015 April HaikuWriMo Sign Up" if you would like to participate.  

Join Our Participants

:iconsaiun:   :iconformel:   :iconweidenlied:   :iconreddragonfly:   :iconcaliconorth:

:icondreamworld88:   :iconmoyanii:   :iconprettycrazy:   :iconscottman2th:   :iconrageoffluffy:  

:iconwordeea:   :icondeinktvis:   :iconarwynandcole:   :iconalwaysraincheck:   :iconlady-yume:  

:iconsuddenbanana:   :iconsilvernium:   :iconthelonliestone:   :iconscarletquill:   :iconcerebraphasia:

:iconbritish-prophetess:   :icon50ftbuddha:   :iconhaegun:   :iconvitalfracture:   :iconmadprincefeanor:  

:iconlouis-desormeaux:   :iconmurasakiriyu:  

Remember to give them some love!   :clap:

Submit Your Entry   :gallery:

Create a deviation titled "2015 April HaikuWriMo" and submit it to our 2015 Events Gallery.  Throughout the month continue to add new haiku, senryu, or tanka for each day.  Number each entry so that individual works can be referenced directly.  If you add new entries to the top of your work readers will easily be able to see at a glance when your work has been updated.  Your poems should follow the style and structure guidelines for the form.  Remember to include a reference to this event and journal entry in your deviation comments.

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:

Set Your Own Pace   :typerhappy:

Some haijin will hammer out a poem every day without fail or delay.  Others will add poems in bursts every so often.  Either approach is fine.  The goal is simply to open yourself to the inspiration around you and develop a habit of regular writing.

Nominate A Poem   :w00t:

Throughout the month keep an eye out for exceptional entries.  If you find one send us a note and nominate it for prize consideration.  Remember to include the author, the number of the work, a copy of the poem, and a sentence or two about why you liked it.

  • day 2 by Lady-Yume  - she conveys such stunning imagery, describing the stars and the wonders of story-telling.  it really captivates me.

Nominate A Participant   :hug:

Has someone consistently left comments with constructive criticism, ideas, or support?  Send us a note and nominate them for their exceptional community spirit.  Remember to include a sentence or two about how they have contributed to the community.

  • Lady-Yume - the comments that she leaves are encouraging, supportive and lovely.

Get Involved

Help us publicize the Club, our events, and our members.   :phonecall:

Contribute A Prize

Prizes will be awarded for top works and community spirit.

First place 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.   :winner:
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Weidenlied Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Since it is almost febuary, ca I ask what that lantern-festival-thingy is, exactly? I can't seem to find an explanation for it...
saiun Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
What makes an octopus laugh?
Weidenlied Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Bubbles tickling his skin? No idea...
saiun Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Ten tickles =)
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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!
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