The kigo Shining Wind (kaze hikaru / 風光る) refers to a warm breeze of spring that follows after a dark cold winter, which breathes gently upon the skin, as if like a shining radiance. Throughout history cultures have named the wind based on different characteristics it exhibits or where it is coming from (or going to). Whether it is the tropical Alizé, a dust-laden Haboob, or Zephyros the Greek god of the west wind, there are stories behind each. Join the Haiku Club as we explore these stories and, perhaps, create our own.
Select a Prompt
Write about the wind or its effects
Write about anything flying or carried on the wind
Create a name for a wind local to you and write about it
Select a name given to the wind (here are some ideas) somewhere in the world and let it inspire your work
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.
All entries must be received by April 1st!
Help us publicize the Club, our events, and our members.
- Mention our events in your journals and our contest news article.
- Include the-beastie's beautiful stamp, or RedDragonfly's wonderful plz version (haikuplz/haikuplz2), in your deviation comments and journals to show support for the Club!
- Share our homepage and event journals on your preferred social media portals.
- Suggest entries for Daily Deviations and Daily Lit Deviations.
- Use ProjectComment's Commenter System to request feedback on your work.
- Read ProjectComment's Guide to Commenting and Comment Pointers to learn how to leave more constructive commentary.
- Use dALinkSystem's Link System User Guide to share deviations by other artists in your artist's comment box.
- singing with the wind senryu by cattservant
- levanter haiku by hopeburnsblue
- spring haibun by elliotbuttons
- makani tanka by Jade-Pandora
- equinox haibun by prettyflour
- chinook haiku by ScarletQuill
- breeze haiku by Cerebraphasia
- galloping wind tanka by RedDragonfly
- warble sweet nothings wulu by Dreamworld88
- chinook tanka by alphabetsoup314
- sirocco tanka by only-blooms-at-night
- falling tanka by Formel
- alpenfoehn tanka by Weidenlied
- spring wind tanka by CalicoNorth
- persephone's yawn sedoka by haijinik
If you are interested in being a judge for this contest let us know.
Volunteering as a judge earns you Contributor status.
The top three selections will receive:
- Contributor status
- A feature by the-haiku-club
- A feature by saiun
- Points from GrannyJae
- A feature by Dreamworld88
- A feature by RedDragonfly
All entrants will be added to the quarterly prize drawing. Completing challenge goals and working with under-represented forms counts double. On April 1st, 2015 a winner will be randomly drawn and given the choice of either: