Haiku Contest

Congratulations to the Winners!


Thank you to all who participated in our very first Haiku Contest!

........ and the winners are :



KIDS

Most creative: Alexandre Birgand
Forêt
Ecureuil grimpe
Sur arbre joli à fleurs
Chante bel oiseau!

        Runner up: Theodore Connors
           L'hiver
           Montagne toute blanche
           La neige tombe sur les arbres morts
           Les animaux dorment

Most poetical: Alexiane Playe
La nuit bleue
Noir dans la nuit bleue
Vert dans le matin mouillé
Froid, je disparais

        Runner up: Ambroise Peyrelongue
           La randonnée
           Ah! La montagne!
           Gaiement le rivière s'écoule
           Le paysage chante

Funniest: Amaury Melin
La petite saucisse
Je mange une saucisse
Toute petite et vraiment grasse
Je veux manger plus!


Winners in the Kid category will receive a 1-year membership with Culturethèque - our e-library - and a surprise!


ADULTS


Most creative: Linda Pattison
Mon copain machinal
Doux ami fidèle
Distanciation sociale 
Proche belle marionnette

        Runner up: Jacqueline Gray
           Radiographie
           Poumons infectés
           Circuit blanchâtre dérange
           Trajet des microbes

Most poetical: Renée Johnson
Toile d'araignée de cerveau
Mon lycée français 
Flotte dans ma tête, disjoint,
Fait sens maintenant!

        Runner up: Jane Gabin
           Manger
           Croustillante et chaude
           Mais très douce à l'intérieur,
           Ma baguette du jour

Funniest: Matthew Etter
Arrêt général
Garage d'endiguement
Bagnoles et chauffeurs attendent
Déconfinement


        Runner up: Nina Hamilton
           Imaginez
           Imaginez un
           Avenir avec assez
           De papier toilette

Winners in the ADULT category will receive a 1-year membership with Alliance Française of Raleigh!
 





 

A tiny poem
with a BIG meaning

What is a Haiku?

 

A haiku is a very brief Japanese poem of 17 total syllables in 3 lines. 

Haiku’s are traditionally nature based and often focus on a seasonal theme. They do not have to rhyme. Juxtaposition (compare or contrast) is an essential element of this form of poetry, for example, by closely connecting two contrasting images, or by comparing unexpected similarities.

Rules
  • Haiku has to be in French;

  • Must be composed of 3 lines:

    1. Line one is 5 syllables

    2. Line two is 7 syllables

    3. Line three is 5 syllables

The goal of a haiku is

to suggest A LOT with

A LITTLE

Special thanks to our judges:

Virginie Birgand

Mary Roberts

Anne-Marie Kennett

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