Inspired by `MSJames haikuwrimo last autumn, this Spring's haikuthon is being hosted by `Iscariot-Priest. The Haikuthon begins on March 1st and goes on for the duration of the month, till March the 31st.
You're recommended to start from day one, but late comers are welcome to join the Haikuthon, just drop a message in `Iscariot-Priest's journal or if you're shy, send him a note
How Does it Work?
Well, Dave, the secret is in the particles. They counter-act with...oh wait this ain't a edu-mercial.
All you need to do is drop by HERE and say "Hey dude, I want me on this action!" and your name will be added along with the rest of the participants.
That way, you'll know who else is doing this and be able to interact with the other participants. Since this may be your first try at the haiku form, it's a good learning experience to read and have your work read by the other participants.
Once you've joined, when March starts, you submit one deviation with one haiku on it.
Sounds simple right? Here's where it gets exciting: everyday you update the deviation with 1 more haiku. By the end of the month, you'll get a deviation with 31 haiku on it.
31, like Baskin Robbins, you say!? That can't be done, not a chance in hell!
To that, I say, "Oh really?" and proceed to show you what you'll be the proud owner of in 31 one days.
~Esin's DD awarded set.
^Beccalicious's first try.
October 2007 Haiku wrimoOctober 1st
the shock of gray
I never noticed
maple leaves and koi
trade beauty tips
city Zen park
the solemn Buddha's
for once, children
greet the school bus
from a hilt of stars
a mushroom mohawk
on the sagging oak
the aging scarecrow
into a kiss
the street lamp
devoid of moths
the long shadow
of a mantis
Talented Haijin `Laurence55's collection.
Pumped and ready?
By now you must be like "ZOMGHUAHUAOMGHAIKUSLAMANDJAM!!!1!1!"
...but where's the fun if you're the only ones joining, spread the word, use `RetroZombie's Beeautiful stamp:
Not sure how to use a stamp? just Copy Paste : thumb78260588 : without the spaces.
Not a subscriber? Just spread the word nonetheless.
If you want to write a journal to spread the word, but don't have the time, just note `Iscariot-Priest for a template.
The great folks that have joined so far:
Some haiku resources for those interested in joining:
All the points are links
~Wudang-mountain (a haiku resource account by `AbCat)
a short essay about haiku by said account
A very informative website for those new to haiku
Kigo, the season word
Form: length & Syllables
Haiku in english
Another good website 1
Another good website 2
Other haiku related happenings:
~LilithLairPoetry's "Worst haiku ever" contest
`MSJames's Summer Haikuwrimo (out in May)