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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

:bulletpurple: Write about the wind or its effects
:bulletblue: Write about anything flying or carried on the wind
:bulletgreen: Create a name for a wind local to you and write about it
:bulletyellow: Select a name given to the wind (here are some ideas) somewhere in the world and let it inspire your work



Rules

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.   :nod:



Deadline

       All entries must be received by April 1st!   :target:



Get Involved

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


Entries   :gallery:
Remember to give them some love!   :clap:



Judges

      :iconsaiun: :iconreddragonfly: :iconhopeburnsblue:

If you are interested in being a judge for this contest let us know.   :juggle:
Volunteering as a judge earns you Contributor status.



Prizes

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 April 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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Formel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's my entry for the contest: formel.deviantart.com/art/Fall…
Surprise! It's a tanka. :ohnoes:
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saiun Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Hi Judy, your entry has been added to the journal.  Thanks!  =D
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Formel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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Dreamworld88 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Writer
I'd like to donate a feature to the winners.
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saiun Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Thank you Megan, I've added your prize to the journal!  =)
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GrannyJae Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
I will give points to the winners :)
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saiun Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Thanks Julie, I've added it to the prize list.  =)
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elliotbuttons Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
elliotbuttons.deviantart.com/a… my entry can be found here.
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saiun Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Thanks Eliot, you're on the board now.  =)
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saiun Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
I'm glad!  I almost skipped this one since February was so quiet.  Thank you for contributing to the community.  =)
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Writer
I know that I personally didn't answer February's prompt because of the artistic side of it. I'm not so great with physical media. :doh: So I sat back and watched. It was a really neat idea, though.
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saiun Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
That was just an optional lark.  Did you have the impression it was all mandatory?
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Writer
Mandatory seems a harsh word, maybe, but yes, I did think it was part of the prompt criteria.
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saiun Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
That's my bad then. I try to give a few options for prompts each time so that folks have options. One month you might be more motivated than another.
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional Writer
I seeee! Well, no harm done, then, of course. I may retroactively answer the prompt anyway, because I love anything to do with light. (A tad eyeronic, I know, but light perception. :eyes:)
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Formel Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What happened with the Lights Contest? :?
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saiun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
It closed on the 1st.  I haven't had time to judge it yet if you'd like to submit an entry still.
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Formel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I'd like to, thank you. I'll upload it up and add it in a comment. :)
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