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Bloggers PhotoPoetry will always be a matter of perception, perspective, and personal taste. No amount of education or fame will ever change that.   ~FJ Thomas ...sometimes I write poetry :)

Haiku Contest for NON Premium Members Open

Blog Posted:12/22/2020 2:57:00 PM

What to Submit? Please see contest for full details.


1 new haiku poem. Only one, 3 line haiku.

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one 3-line haiku in English.
Add "NPM" after title so it is not read in advance.
Poem should be new so have date at bottom but no name. 
Name of contest and sponsor not required.
Only Haiku form is acceptable. See bottom for requirements. Not following a guideline will cost you a placement.
Haiku, unrhymed poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively. Should be relating to nature.
Does not have to specifically name a season; but the season should be obvious in the Haiku. 'It should not be about the past; it is about the essence of a moment, stated simply'.... 
Thanks and enjoy your day ~FJ
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Date: 12/23/2020 4:21:00 PM
FJ, it is not just newbies that bumped off the list, I get bumped off all the time, I have no idea why PS cannot control the posting of poem after poem on one day, anyways, it is a nice idea to give newbies a chance. Hope you have a nice Christmas, full of Peace, Joy and Love _Constance
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Date: 12/24/2020 9:47:00 AM
It is a bit unfair. I was reading poems just the other day and one person had over 20 poems alone. When I made it to the top, I start from the bottom, they were still posting. I do not care for the 'read only one poem' option because I may miss out on one that touched me more than another from a person who posted two or three. Other sites I've used had a 10 poem/24hr rule; maybe TPS will consider something similar.
Date: 12/22/2020 5:01:00 PM
what a lovely idea for some of the newbies to showcase their talents. Sending my best wishes to your for 2021, hope your little kona bean has fun, he must be quite grown up now bless him he is so cute:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 12/22/2020 5:28:00 PM
Thanks Jan. We have some I know are being missed; because when I go to read new poems a couple people will have submitted many many poems in one day and I wonder how many individuals were bumped off the list before they were even able to be read.

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
1/17/2021 haiku - blue jay Haikuanimal,bird,snow,winter,
1/16/2021 Beauty and Her Bite - Teasing Monoku Monokufriendship,
1/16/2021 Jan's Bawdy Guard - Teasing Monoku Monokufriendship,
1/16/2021 Prime Reasoning Suzette Primediscrimination,
1/15/2021 Jan's Bawdy Guard Limerickfriend,fun,
1/13/2021 Eternal Note Free verseanniversary,marriage,
12/19/2020 The Rub Nonetanxiety,sleep,
12/10/2020 You Can't Have Curves - TM Limerickclothes,humor,light,
12/9/2020 Mask or Shroud Than-Baukcharacter,death,society,
1/3/2020 Instinctually Disabled Senryumother,
12/31/2019 Haiku - celestial seduction Haikumoon,night,snow,stars,win
4/27/2019 Reset Acrosticdeath,freedom,growth,life
7/21/2018 A Moment in Time Rhymeappreciation,devotion,fri
7/15/2018 Anemophily Tankaearth,god,life,
7/13/2018 The Last Architect - Constanza Rhymecourage,love,marriage,rec
7/9/2018 Buried Alive Free versedepression,house,lonely,s
6/1/2018 Toxic State Verseimagination,muse,writing,
5/15/2018 Discovering the Realm of Poetry Proselanguage,poetry,poets,wor
5/12/2018 Until Then Kyriellesad,
5/1/2018 Unspoken Harmony Free versefriendship,love,
4/17/2018 When Again We Meet Sijoabsence,appreciation,deat
4/16/2018 Haiku - old fire Haikunature,sun,
4/14/2018 By the Candle's Light - 1, 9, 16 Quatrainage,death,husband,wife,
4/8/2018 Soul Food Epigramlife,music,
4/7/2018 Forgotten Son Rise - Ten Words Rhymeallegory,appreciation,spi
4/4/2018 A Moonlight Song - Yiruma Pantoumlost love,music,
4/4/2018 Light of the Horizon Monokudeath,forgiveness,jesus,m
3/27/2018 Tainted by Love Rhymebetrayal,goodbye,heart,ti
3/26/2018 Stone Rose Pantoumflower,heartbreak,hurt,lo
3/25/2018 Wilting beneath Withered Wishes Alliterationgrowth,identity,moving on
3/5/2018 Haiku - tears of time Haikuflower,life,nature,rain,s
2/22/2018 The Story Ends Free verseart,change,lost,sad,writi
2/14/2018 Eternity in Your Eyes - 88 syllables Rhymedestiny,future,life,love
2/9/2018 Plea of the 'Bruised Reed' Rhymefaith,prayer,spiritual,
1/25/2018 The Holiday of My Muse Rhymeart,dark,death,imagery,mu
1/24/2018 The Reapersessor Quatrainbetrayal,judgement,psycho
1/24/2018 Fun With Ten Words Ten Lines Rhymefun,
1/24/2018 In the Eyes of God Tyburnfaith,spiritual,
12/27/2017 Fire and Ice Rhymeappreciation,friendship,m
12/20/2017 Five Letter Words Rhymedesire,dream,feelings,rel
12/19/2017 Troubled Waters - Naani Verseheartbreak,life,
12/19/2017 One Syllable Workout Rhymedeath,husband,loss,love,
12/18/2017 Ghosts of the Living Rhymeallegory,betrayal,judgeme
12/14/2017 A Fading Memory Trioletabsence,emotions,enduranc
12/5/2017 At the End Villanelleanniversary,best friend,c

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Tell It To The Rain Rhymehurt,rain,sad,
Poetry Free versepoetry,satire,simple,word
Princess of the petals Dramatic Monologueanalogy,deep,silence,
Self-Aware I do not know?deep,life,
If Your Crown Is Crooked Free verseadventure,beauty,confiden
Don't Fall In Love With A Poet I do not know?poets,
Just A Note To Say Thankyou And Farewell Free versedestiny,
Lemmings to a Cliff Rhymeallegory,analogy,anxiety,
Support Your Local Poet Free versecharacter,perspective,poe
The Veil I Wear Dramatic Monologueanalogy,identity,
Sweet Poison, Mine Rubaiyatdesire,irony,love hurts,m
This Poem Rhymewriting,
She touched the water Free versemuse,
Some hearts can never be tamed Free verseangst,loss,lost love,love
Somewhere Poets Rhymeencouraging,hope,poets,
One Hit Wonder Quatrainart,poetry,
Will It Sing Rhymepoetry,song,
Inspired by Shadow of the Past - I too have Walked Blind Free verseanxiety,words,
My New Name Sonnetangel,tribute,
FOR MY UKHT AL-KUBRA Prose Poetryfriendship,inspiration,lo
TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW Light Versehumor,satire,stress,
Between the Lines Tibute to F J Thomas Rhymeinnocence,inspirational,
Music and Poetry, Perfect Bedfellows - Inspired by FJ Thomas blog Rhymenonsense,
THE QUEEN OF POOP ON POETRY SOUP Limerickfriendship,humorous,me,po
To the Poetry Soup Fairy Rhymehappiness,thank you,
THANK YOU Blank versethank you,
Guardian Of Your Heart Rhymeconfidence,
My Angel in Disguise- Tribute to FJ Thompson Sonnetangel,friendship,tribute,
Thank you Poetry Soup ANGEL Proseangel,
POETRY SOUP HEROES FOR CONTEST Rhymeangel,for her,for him,fri
To My Benefactor Monorhymeappreciation,thank you,
WHO I AM Free verseadventure,animal,fantasy,
CASH COW Limerickfriendship,thank you,trib
Flo J Thomas A Walking Angel Gone Free verseabsence,
In Grateful Appreciation Rhymeappreciation,thank you,
Broken People Free versepeople,
My Cyberspace Angel Rhymededication,
Trying something new Limerickfunny,mum,,cute,
My Life Listlife
The Day Will Come Sonnetdark,sad,
Shores of uncertainty Prose Poetryanalogy,dark,deep,
One Year Ago Coupletanniversary,appreciation,
There is a poem in my heart Free versepoetry,poets,
Muse Blues Lyricblue,friend,fun,missing y
Acceptance of Our Time Verseabsence,death,grief,life,
For My Children Rhymefor teens,life,my childre
Curse of the Facade Dramatic Versespoken word,
My Sun is Orange Free versehumanity,peace,political,
'Breathe' Free verselife,
FJ Thomas -A Walking Angel Acrosticangel,
Gratitude Senryuappreciation,
Poster Child Free versecharacter,uplifting,
I breathe Your Name Versehow i feel,love,
A smile appeared Free versewind,
You Know Odeemotions,friendship,happi
This Quietus - Death Trioletdeath,
With Flo and Charmaine Coupletallegory,analogy,
Flo Coupletallegory,analogy,
Once upon a midnight Light Versehumor,
The Acknowledgement of the Gift Rhymeencouraging,friendship,in
L'Overture Free verseblack african american,en
More to Me Rhymehow i feel,identity,
Dear FJ Is Back Limericktribute,
The Sand Man Coupletintrospection,life,people
Missing: Jack Ellison's Mojo Rhymeabsence,friendship,
A Petition For Flo Narrativelove,
Queen Eileen Remembers Rhymefriendship,remember,thank
Go With The Flo Quatraintribute,
A Gift From An Anonymous Angel Rhymeemotions,
Brown Roses Free versemother,
THE PM FAIRY STRIKES AGAIN Limerickgiving,poetry,
A Wonderful Surprise Limerickhappiness,thanks,
Frozen in Pretense Haikutruth,
To My Angel Unknown Quatrainangel,appreciation,blessi
Who's Gonna Own Up Coupletappreciation,thank you,
Grateful Rhymegiving,thank you,
Imagination Monokuimagination,
To My Angel Quatrainangel,thank you,
UNBEARABLE WEIGHT Monokuallegory,allusion,extende
Torches Of Light Rhymeanalogy,angel,
Feeling grateful Free versethank you,

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Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
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