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.
How do I submit entries?
Write up to 3 haikus in an email to:
Subject Line: Your Name
Haiku must have a title
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