We have fifteen haiku from 10 contestants for this contest. It is not too hard work to put on such contest, but even for a small one like this, it is tricky to keep track of email entries, so if I have forgotten your entry please let me know right away and I will get it up.
I thought about sneaking an entry of my own in, but I suspect that the judges, knowing me rather well, may have sniffed that out quite quickly. So here are my introductory haiku on the contest theme. If you wish to comment on these, do so here. If you wish to comment on the contestants’ haiku, please do so on the contest page. Enjoy!
the leaves translucent
stream glory upon glory;
trees like church windows
branches like leaden
window frames, bereft of glass,
gilt by warm creche light
Hello, all. I am very sorry to be posting the haiku contest late, but I would really rather wait until I have a few more entries, so I am extending the deadline to this coming Friday. I apologize to those who already have gotten me their haiku. I will still endeavor to post the results by Thanksgiving.
See the rules and enter here!
clouds like wet cotton
leaves like quilted calicoes
red, yellow, and brown
cloud russetted sun
sets, returning bright to bless,
crisp as an apple
Now, you know, if this haiku was paired with a another which picked out a theme or image from it and gave it a winter spin together they could comprise an entry for this little haiku contest! I’m just saying. Three entries thus far, and I am hoping for many more! Cash prizes!
Oh, and the Keat’s poem which my haiku echos, if only a little? “Ode to Autumn.” Amazing. Beautiful.
Well, it has been far to long since this blog has held a contest of any kind, so it is high time to do so. So, though most of you come here for the photography I suspect, we will begin with a haiku contest which was the first contest I ever held here.
So, if you are interested, check out the details. Pay attention to all the instructions if you would like to win!
Also, Lord willing, coming in November will be the second iteration of “A Christmas Carol: A Photography contest.” Check out the first contest here.
the years gather thick
like bright leaves settling, pressed
into a dark loam
the sky has begun
to rain fallout, red, orange;
on the windshield, red,
smooth like vellum, veined and lined;
first leaf of autumn