Sunday, April 22, 2012

HAIKU MY PHOTO CHALLENGE

     Accept the challenge! Write a haiku for my photo. To join the contest, just type your haiku, name, and email address on the comment section. For more details, read my previous post - Free Postcards From Haiku My Photo Challenge. 


       Have fun everyone! :-)

Entries: 

spring song
how it draws the heart
to reflection
~Alegria Imperial

i too
pray that these leaves
revive in the past
~Sasa Vazic

gnawing at
the dream of myself -
spring reflection
~Hansha Teki

embracing spring
-- I am nobody,
then life happens
~Ernesto P. Santiago

standstill--
the spring 
multiplies
~Pravat Kumar Padhy

after downpour
empty space at the table
but green leaves
~Irena Szewczyk

there are coins
among the leaves -
fountain water
~Gillena Cox

acorn dream...
the silence of ripples
in my pond
~Ted van Zutphen

leafy reflections...
after the rain
the stillness
~Cara Holman

cool nights
warm mornings...
stone squirrel tries to reflect
~Pat Geyer

a prayer
frozen in time
shadow dreams
~Archana 

Cloudy sky
the water reflects
pale dreams
~Makis Tselentis

leaf and shadow
rippling my reflection
a hint of sparrow
~Sandi Pray

water in sunlight
tastes better than
water under a cloud
~Ed Bremson

a haiku,
this wind, painting
stone
~Robert D. Wilson

shining 
through dry leaves...
a rainbow
~Rita Odeh

reflection ...
the arresting music
of leaves
~Angelo B. Ancheta

embrace the stillness
for this is when
our reflection become our lesson
~Christine Messaros Jackson

don't hide your nuts
in the reflections
of another time
~Shanna

new wishing well
counting the rings
of my favorite tree . . .
~Aubrie Cox

shadow leaves in still waters
life's gift held in a chalice bath
my dear friends gathering
~Joan Barrett Roberts

ripples 
in the birdbath...
spring meditations
~Josie Hibbing

a little rain
without warning
a little sun
~Kat Creighton

passing rainstorm . . .
acorn caps cupping
the entire sky
~Kathy Uyen Nguyen

leafdance
rippling the sky...
sometimes, I think of you
~Sanjukta Asopa

true friend of the house
forever stands
memories
~Ashi

painting 
with light and shadows...
wet canvas
~Craig W. Steele

early morning
submerged in the bright water
the spring moon
~Ramona Linke                
                   

46 comments:

  1. spring song
    how it draws the heart
    to reflection

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    1. Thank you, Alee, for being the first one here. :-)

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  2. i too
    pray that these leaves
    revive in the past

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  3. gnawing at
    the dream of myself -
    spring reflection


    Hansha Teki

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  4. embracing spring
    — I am nobody,
    then life happens

    Ernesto P. Santiago

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  5. standstill--
    the spring
    multiplies

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    e-mail: pravatkumar_padhy@rediffmail.com

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  6. after downpour
    empty space at the table
    but green leaves

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  7. there are coins
    among the leaves -
    fountain water

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  8. acorn dream…
    the silence of ripples
    in my pond

    Ted van Zutphen

    tedvanzutphen@gmail.com

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    1. An exceptional activity biased haiku with much room for interpretation. "Acorn dream" is an unusual, evocative image. Juxtaposed with lines two and three, we get to dream, reflect, meditate, associate, and visualize the unsaid.

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    2. Exceptional activity biased haiku, with good meter, and fresh imagery. The use of "acorn dream" is fresh coinage that invites multiple interpretation

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  9. leafy reflections...
    after the rain
    the stillness

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  11. a prayer
    frozen in time
    shadow dreams

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    1. "Shadow dreams" is a rich term that invites interpretation.

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  12. This is great! I'm enjoying all your haiku. I'm so glad I'm not the judge. lol Thanks, everybody!

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  13. Cloudy sky
    the water reflects
    pale dreams

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  14. leaf and shadow
    rippling my reflection
    a hint of sparrow

    Sandi Pray
    ssp722@hotmail.com

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  15. water in sunlight
    tastes better than
    water under a cloud
    -- Ed Bremson

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    1. Chrissi, I think you left the 's' off 'tastes' in my haiku :)

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  16. Just a reminder for those who are just about to join, I only accept ONE haiku per person. Thanks!:-)

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  17. a haiku,
    this wind, painting
    stone

    robert d. wilson
    foamfish@gmail.com

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  18. shining
    through dry leaves...
    a rainbow

    Rita Odeh

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  19. reflection ...
    the arresting music
    of leaves

    Angelo B. Ancheta

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    1. I like the way this activity biased haiku invokes interpretation and u earths the unsaid via yugen (depth and mystery)

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  20. embrace the stillness
    for this is when
    our reflection becomes our lesson

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  21. dont hide your nuts
    in the reflections
    of another time

    shanna

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  22. Thanks for all the recent submissions! Note: If I receive two haiku from one participant, I just accept the first one. Each participant is allowed to submit only one haiku. :-) So, far we have a bunch of wonderful haiku. I'm happy to see new faces!

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  23. new wishing well
    counting the rings
    of my favorite tree . . .

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  24. shadow leaves in still waters
    life's gift held in a chalice bath
    my dear friends gathering

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  25. ripples
    in the birdbath...
    spring meditations

    josie hibbing
    jmjrosamstica@yahoo.com

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    1. correction of my email address: jmjrosamystica@yahoo.com

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  26. a little rain
    without warning
    a little sun

    Kat Creighton
    seasoul2@yahoo.com

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  27. passing rainstorm . . .
    acorn caps cupping
    the entire sky

    Kathy Uyen Nguyen
    ambiguity(dot)lotus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. There are several stunning haiku in this contest. I enjoyed reading them all.
    Nevertheless, I couldn't resist telling Kathy that her haiku is a WINNER!
    Thanks for sharing. Thanks Chrissi for this lovely chance for haijins to communicate. Please, try to let us vote as we do with the kukai contests.
    Judging depends on one opinion. Voting anonymously is objective and depends on the opinion of a group. Thanks for the Kristine Cliff for accepting the challenge of judging. It is not an easy thing because there are many pearls on the same chain.

    Much Love,
    ~Rita

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  29. Hi, Rita! Don't worry - most probably I'll do a kukai like haiga contest so that every participant can vote. That was my original idea. For this contest, I trust Kirsten will choose the best haiku. It's true that judging depends on one opinion, but I highly respect her and I'm sure that all participants do respect her, too. :-)

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  30. leafdance
    rippling the sky...
    sometimes, i think of you


    sanjukta asopa

    email: sanjuktaa2003@yahoo.com

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  31. true friend of the house
    forever stands
    memories

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  32. painting
    with light and shadows...
    wet canvas

    Craig W. Steele
    csteele@wildblue.net

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  33. I agree with Rita. There are absolutely many stunning haiku on this list, and I can only imagine the difficulty Kirsten will feel once she starts reading and deciding the winner! But like you said, Christine, I have my utmost admiration and respect for her, so I'm sure she'll find a way! :)

    And thank you, Rita! You have me blushing and speechless! Thank you so much for thinking so highly of my haiku. I'm so honored with your comment. Namaste!

    I feel silly for asking this, but I've seen it time and time again, and I still haven't figured out what it is because I have not participated in them nor have I been fully exposed to them. May I ask what a kukai is? I am interested in understanding how it works. Thank you!

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  34. Hi, Kathy! I've asked her Kirsten to select the 2nd and 3rd prize because there are so many good ones. :-)

    I copied and pasted this from Sketchbook to explain to you what kukai is.

    A kukai is a peered review poetry contest. A haiku Topic is assigned by the editor. An 'anonymized' list of submitted haiku is then distributed to all participating poets and they are invited to vote. Votes are returned to the editor who tallies the votes and publishes the haiku for the participants, this time with names and points revealed.

    You can browse these links to see all the kukai contests I've known so far.

    Sketchbook - http://poetrywriting.org/

    Caribbean Kigo Kukai- http://wwwcaribbeankigokukai.blogspot.com/

    International Kukai Contest on Rita Odeh's blog - http://rita-odeh.blogspot.com/search/label/International%20Kukai

    I hope this helps, Kathy. I've joined only three times, but I'm planning to participated more in the future. It's fun! I think my idea of having a haiga contest with all the participants being able to vote on a list of haiku(without names) will be a good idea. That would be my next project ;-)Rita agrees on this one because she has suggested this to me without knowing I've been already toying with the idea.;-)

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  35. Thanks to the most recent partipants - Aubrie, Joan, Josie, Kat, Kathy, Rita, Sanjukta, Ashi, and Craig -for your entries.

    We have one more day to go! Wooohoo!

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  36. early morning
    submerged in the bright water
    the spring moon

    Ramona Linke

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  37. As of midnight, April 31, 2012, the contest is officially over! Announcement of winners - first, second and third prize winners - will be at 7 pm, Friday, May 4.

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  38. I've heard of the first two sites, but never ventured far enough to fully grasp what it is. Thanks for explaining it to me, Christine! Maybe I'll consider submitting to them. We shall see. :)

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