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Never would I have thought I would start
writing at 73 years of age. I have thoroughly enjoyed my voyage into the written spirituality of poetry and am thankful for the opportunity.  In my six years here I have met many new and wonderful persons. Having them accept me as a friend has been a moving experience.
               
    

     


Results of the 101 haiku Contest


Blog Posted:11/23/2012 12:58:00 PM
Results of my 101 haiku contest are up.  Thanks all, for good participation and some good poetry.  The predominiant mistake was writing a line 3 which was simply a definition of lines 1 and 2.  When we do that we get a "so what" with no juxtaposition. I think I had to leave out only one poem and that was about 20 lines of verse.  Thanks again all for helping make it a good contest.
I had three groups of winners.  Whether you are placed at the top of your group or the bottom makes no difference in the quality of your poem. 
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  1. Date: 11/24/2012 6:34:00 AM
    Thanks for my place Charles and congratulations to the other placers and thanks Harry and Debbie for a nudge on the way xx

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  1. Date: 11/23/2012 4:08:00 PM
    Rueben go read the entry now ;) I entered to teach LOL I thought I'd get maybe an HM for effort I entered it cause it wrong and what I wrote before I new better..now stop poking at the old folks..was anyone else going to tear apart their own writing LOL

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    Suspect Avatar Usual Suspect Date: 11/23/2012 4:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh! Thanks God!! Confusion, muscular rigidity, mental stupor ... after reading your haiku I felt completely lost! The next time, let me know in advance... : ) I read the "real" version: a great haiku!
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 2:43:00 PM
    Hey, Charles... I didnt enter your contest because, although Im still learning how to write a haiku, I've already tried more than 40 times! LOL! What is "my haiku tutor" doing in your list of winners? : ) Im not complaining...Im just kidding. Sponsor another contest, the 102, for "almost newbies," so I can participate. : )

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    Suspect Avatar Usual Suspect Date: 11/23/2012 4:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I dare to do it, just because you're a great writer and this kind of jokes mean nothing.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 11/23/2012 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BTW -- the 'credentials' listed in my reply below, are not mine....just wanted to make this clear. Re-reading my "No Hesitation" haiku, makes me think I am still at '101.5 haiku' or maybe '102 haiku'(Ruben, still sniping that haiku of mine, eh lol).
    Suspect Avatar Usual Suspect Date: 11/23/2012 3:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Although Im sure...my "Leaves-Sheeps" could not beat yours! : )
    Suspect Avatar Usual Suspect Date: 11/23/2012 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Chris: You should have entered your "No Hesitation"! LOL!
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 11/23/2012 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am having fun too....boy, would I be embarrassed to have written haiku for many years, tutor haiku(and have entered hundreds of contests over a multi-year period), and then place in this "101 Haiku" contest meant for newbies. I am just kidding. Ha ha! Seriously....just kidding.
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 2:26:00 PM
    Chas, I was under the impression this contest was for "newbies of haiku" OR for people new to the contest scene. In this contest, there are placements given to people who have been writing haiku for years(including extensive knowledge/are members of haiku-writing groups) AND have entered many hundreds of member contests. Did I read the contest information wrong? This could be, especially since I am wrong a lot of the time :D

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    Suspect Avatar Usual Suspect Date: 11/23/2012 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I support the motion! : )
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 1:00:00 PM
    Thank you for your help and fostering a spirit of growth here on Soup, Charles.

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 11/23/2012 11:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Until I joined soup mid July 2012, I have not written any haiku/senryu for public viewing. My comments on Charles blogs were questions (3 different schools of though were expressed) and not a thesis. Love, Su
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 11/23/2012 11:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have only been writing haiku since May of this year - in honor of a very good friend and her late father..... I am lucky to have a eastern community locally with whom I have had many discussions and a haiku master who is a fb friend... I stand on the shoulders of many others :-)
    Suspect Avatar Usual Suspect Date: 11/23/2012 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Newbie? ...If I was learning from you!! LOL! Congratulations, Suzette!

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