Vote for The Autumn Haiku Contest, Part 1

13 Jan

purple (640x360)The new year has began, and it’s time to vote for The Autumn Haiku Contest.  Forty three haiku have been submitted from all over the world including USA, France, Ireland, Greece, Australia, Philippines, and India.  Much thanks to the entrants who have shared their love of haiku.

I’m publishing the haiku entries in series of four posts starting on January 13 (Monday), January 16 (Thursday), January 20 (Monday), and January 23 (Thursday).  I’ll ask you to vote for your favorite haiku in each post, and the best four haiku will be announced on  February 3 (Monday).  Then you’ll choose the winner from the best four.

Here are the first 11 entries.  Please vote for your favorite, using the poll at the end of the page.

1.

A rain of deep fire

pyromaniac tyrant

the people cower

2.

Lush autumn forest —

a lonely fly agaric

brighter than the sun

3.

Letter from home

the smell of mother’s cooking

as I open it

4.

Me, one part of all

apart and together, like

mushrooms in the sun

5.

Brittle fallen leaves

chaotic random movements

at windstorm’s mercy

6.

Jogging through empty

vacation town, past all their

abandoned leisure.

7.

I Journey Alone

in This Life and This Struggle

in This World Of Mine

8.

Autumn moonlight

the hustle and bustle

come to a halt

9.

Winter solstice

the sky ignites

one last star

10.

Moonless night

an oil lamp traces

buddha

11.

A lone sparrow

wailing ceaseless

winter on wings

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3 Responses to “Vote for The Autumn Haiku Contest, Part 1”

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  1. Vote for The Autumn Haiku Contest, Part 2 | Discover Japan - January 16, 2014

    […] first eleven entries were published earlier this week.  Click here to see the list and cast your vote.  Here are the next twelve entries.  Please vote for your […]

  2. Vote for The Autumn Haiku Contest, Part 3 | Discover Japan - January 20, 2014

    […] first twenty three entries were published last week.  Click here (vote 1) and here (vote 2) to see the lists and cast your vote. Here are the next twelve entries. […]

  3. Vote for The Autumn Haiku Contest, Part 4 | Discover Japan - January 23, 2014

    […] first thirty five entries have already been published.  Click here (voting 1), here (voting 2), and here (voting 3) to see the lists and cast your vote. Here are […]

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