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September's Recycled Haiku Contest!

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 10:40 PM

Introduction

You have doubtless rewritten a poem once before. Maybe even several times. But have you ever converted the ideas from one piece into another form entirely?

 

This month, you'll get the chance to do just that. Our September contest here at Multhaiku is for you to rewrite an original poem as a haiku.

 

Examples, courtesy of hopeburnsblue, contest originator:

 

Original poem:

 

To the MoonAs I sit in your silent company,
Gazing up at your brilliant form,
I realize why wolves
Incline their heads to you
In their own version of "Moonlight Sonata."
I can feel you reeling in
The tide of my restless soul,
And as the breeze tousles my hair,
I begin to glimpse a ray of hope.
Though I cannot see your wise old face,
I can sometimes make out your misty aura;
Like a compass, you guide me by some miracle
As I tentatively start down the sidewalk.
You alone have seen many a night
When I and another silhouette
Traversed that familiar path,
Together,
Smiling,
Hand in hand.
And now, though I am as solitary as you,
It feels as though you are my own kind of Northern Star,
Pointing toward my Bethlehem,
My Mecca,
A link to the past
That I can only hope will come full circle
To my future.
Then your soft but insistent glow
Calls me back to the present,
And it's as if I'm seeing you for the first time.
I wish I could be as whole
And as bright as you.

 

Haiku version:

 

To the Moon (Haiku Version)Rare pearl in the sky,
You allure my soul tonight
Like you do the tide.

 

So often, we write at length to say something, whereas haiku allows for the same 
complex idea to be conveyed in a simpler and more succinct, yet still powerful, way. We all do this here at Multhaiku, thinking in haiku and putting those thoughts on paper. But with the added layer of a poem-to-haiku conversion, this presents an extra challenge. Are you up for it?

 

 

Rules

:bulletgreen: Your original poem must be at least eight lines in length and not of any Eastern poetic origin.

:bulletgreen:Be sure to include the original piece in your artist's description, as well a a link to this contest journal.

:bulletgreen:Submit your entry/entries to the Recycled Haiku Contest folder in our gallery.

:bulletgreen:You may enter up to two recycled haiku.

:bulletgreen:Deadline is Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. CDT (GMT - 5:00).

:bulletgreen:This contest is open to group members only! But if you are new and would like to join, please do so and enter! We love this community, and we think you will, too.

:bulletgreen:Prize donors may enter, but judges may not (though we may answer the challenge).

 

 

Meet the Judges

hopeburnsblue would like to think the three talented writers serving with her on the panel of judges.

 

Nichrysalis

 

Bitlets 143I know you know the words,
now set your life to music.

 

haphazardmelody

 

JoyMay life whisper
joy through your veins
before lidding your eyes.

 

TwilightPoetess

 

Moon MothMoon moth flutters
opalescent cloud antennae
across a dust-speckled sky.

 

 

Prizes

Thanks to several generous individuals, we have a really great  section of prizes. There's a little something here for everyone.

 

1st Place

600 points from hopeburnsblue

200 points from Nichrysalis

150 points from WinteroftheSoul

Matching <a href="nichrysalis.deviantart.com/jou…">origami book and <a href="silverinkblot.deviantart.com/a…">bookmark from Nichrysalis and SilverInkblot with your writing inside.

First line/title poem from camelopardalisinblue

Features from MulthaikuPoeticalConditionPoets-and-WarriorshopeburnsbluehaphazardmelodyRoamingShadowTristanCodyDrippingWordsdeinktviscamelopardalisinblue

2 critiques from deinktvis, 1 critique from TristanCody

Llamas from RoamingShadowTristanCodyCrystal-Magic13camelopardalisinblue

 

 

2nd Place

400 points from hopeburnsblue

200 points from Nichrysalis

Matching <a href="nichrysalis.deviantart.com/jou…">origami book and <a href="silverinkblot.deviantart.com/a…">bookmark from Nichrysalis and SilverInkblot with your writing inside.

First line/title poem from camelopardalisinblue

Features from MulthaikuPoeticalConditionPoets-and-WarriorshopeburnsbluehaphazardmelodyRoamingShadowTristanCodyDrippingWordsdeinktviscamelopardalisinblue

2 critiques from deinktvis, 1 critique from TristanCody

Llamas from RoamingShadowTristanCodyCrystal-Magic13camelopardalisinblue

 

3rd Place

200 points from hopeburnsblue

200 points from Nichrysalis

Matching <a href="nichrysalis.deviantart.com/jou…">origami book and <a href="silverinkblot.deviantart.com/a…">bookmark from Nichrysalis and SilverInkblot with your writing inside.

First line/title poem from camelopardalisinblue

Features from MulthaikuPoeticalConditionPoets-and-WarriorshopeburnsbluehaphazardmelodyRoamingShadowTristanCodyDrippingWordsdeinktvis

2 critiques from deinktvis, 1 critique from TristanCody

Llamas from RoamingShadowTristanCodyCrystal-Magic13camelopardalisinblue

 

All Participants

Features from MulthaikuPoeticalConditionPoets-and-WarriorshopeburnsbluehaphazardmelodyRoamingShadowTristanCodyDrippingWordsdeinktviscamelopardalisinblue

Llamas from RoamingShadowTristanCodyCrystal-Magic13camelopardalisinblue

 

 

Enjoy!

Good luck, and thank you for participating in our September event! We're really excited to see what you all come up with!

 

 

Stay haikurious,

The Multhaiku team

 

 

Journal produced by:

hopeburnsblue

Nichrysalis

haphazardmelody

TwilightPoetess



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DrippingWords Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Writer
:huggle: Thank you so much for the fave(s)! :huggle:
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Fourthebetter Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely enjoy your style.
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, thank you! :heart: Style is such a hard thing to cultivate and make your own; it's taken me years. I'm so glad to hear that someone out there likes it. :) This was very sweet of you to say; thank you again!
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Fourthebetter Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Could you kindly take a glance at my work and possibly give me some advice?
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Of course. :) I will save you as a tab on my chrome so that I can do this when I've had proper sleep!
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Vicky, thank you for the :+favlove: on "Remember Compassion" and "Letter to Beethoven." :heart:
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for sharing them! :heart:
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