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this is an age-old contest that was overlooked. ^^; i hope we are finally done with our serious backlog...

here are all the excellent entries:
the-haiku-club.deviantart.com/…

the contest is such a difficult one for all those who participate in the challenge and a more difficult one for the 4 judges:

:iconreddragonfly: :iconpoetries: :iconalmcdermid: :iconmoyanii:

we have gone through two rounds of rigorous reading and brainwork to arrive at this results!

1st place:

The JourneyThe Journey.  Part One:  Setting Forth.
Thank you to the young musician at the launch last night of the journal in which I have a story published.  As I was leaving, he said to me, not once but twice, how good he thought my piece was.  It has given me the confidence to start writing a novel.  Just before sleep last night an idea and a first line came to me.  The line was about accomplishing a large task by taking it slowly and doing a little at a time;  that is the way that I want to approach writing my novel, so that I won't become overwhelmed and discouraged.
self to self
I will show you the way
take my hand
by somnomollior

a tie for the 2nd place:

United States Summer 2011America alienates me.
From touchdown in Atlanta it is obvious I am, so to speak, no longer in Kansas.
I am asked what I am doing here. Repeatedly, and not always in a nice way. I want to answer with the obvious, that I am queuing endlessly for the privilege of being cross examined by an unfriendly customs officer who wants to know all kind of private details my best friend doesn't even know, but I swallow it back and smile meekly, while trying to act like I am not nervous, frustrated and insulted.
Procedures, waiting lines, probing questions, stamps and signatures, and then, finally, the liberating "Enjoy the United States".
I never felt more alien.
Security checks,
passports, fingerprints, eye scans...
I just want my love.
******************************************************************************************
America amuses me.
This first meeting scratches only at the surface. I encounter all the clichés and smile inwardly: the food portions, the convenience stores, the SUVs.
by PrettyCrazy and there and back again pt1the journey of one thousand miles begins
when my alarm says so. mild surprise turns
to less-than-mild disappointment as my brain
wakes up enough to tell me it's two a.m. and
time to go to work. it then dozes through
the shower (lather, rinse, repeat), getting
dressed (pants, smock, shoes), and packing
my tools (knives, shears, sharpie) until i
walk out the door.
in neutral,
perched atop a hill.
then...the...push...
by deinktvis

comments on the entries are posted on the deviations themselves.
thank you all for participation and reading.

*~*~*~*

NEWS flash!

for anyone interested in doing renga tree, Glory-Be-Project has started one in this journal:

glory-be-project.deviantart.co…

go take a look and have fun. contribute if you are game enough! :D
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
The awesome entries has been featured at last! :noes:
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CookiesHK Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They're lovely to read. :)
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moyanII Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ah you come back!
do submit some of your haiku once in a while. :)
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RedDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Really wonderful journey tales, I enjoyed reading all of them!
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Writer
thanks for the nod! and i am more than willing to help with a contest or project.
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moyanII Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
we'll include you in the judging for the next contest then. :D
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Writer
also...why do i get to see all the messages ABOUT submissions, but not the submissions? not a complaint so much as a wondering :)
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moyanII Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do you mean work submitted to gallery folder? The submissions hardly made it through to the folder because too few admins are voting on them. They mostly got expired.
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Writer
well...i am not seeing them at all, only the comments applied to them (mostly by you).
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