December Haiku Share

This haiku was written last year for a competition where the haiku had to contain 7 words or less. I even had one word to spare. So the challenge today is to either write a haiku using 7 words or less, or to write about plum blossoms or cherry blossoms, or both. (And I know there are many wonderful cherry blossom haiku out there from the VCBF Competition!)

we had words
plum blossoms

3rd place, 2011 Thom Williams Memorial Contest


If you missed the initial post, click here to read about the month long haiku challenge I am holding right here on my blog this December.

Mu 7s Thom Williams Memorial Contest

It is always a pleasure to discover a new haiku journal. I’m not sure how I found out about Mu, an online journal. Perhaps it was from a link on the HSA website. In any event, besides enjoying the past issues, I discovered they were holding a contest called the Mu 7s Thom Williams Memorial Contest. The only requirement for the haiku submitted, is that they had to contain seven words or less. I had no “spare” haiku laying around, as I had just fired off several submissions, so I sat down and wrote five new haiku, ranging in length from five to seven words. (I have written haiku shorter than five words, but I find it difficult to make them cohesive. So I opted to use most of the words I had allotted.)

I was thrilled to learn that one of my haiku took 3rd place. It can be read on the Mu 7s Contest page, along with a thoughtful discussion of it.