2023 Haiku Contest
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.
Soudain la tourmente
L'océan gronde et gonfle
Les nuages flottent
Les mouettes dansent
Au rythme des flots salés
Instant de liberté
* Hours of group classes are transferable to another person
Haiku has to be in French
Must have a title and be composed of 3 lines. The following order and number of syllables is recommended but not mandatory:
Line one is 5 syllables
Line two is 7 syllables
Line three is 5 syllables
Up to 3 entries per person.
Past contest winners can join the contest.
Marguerite Le Clézio - French Instructor
Mary Roberts - French Instructor
Michèle Darrah - French Instructor