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Chetta is the nom de plume of Deborah Guenther Beachboard a poet writing since 1992. Her poetry has been published in Modern Haiku, Sijo West, Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Short Stuff, Twilight Ending and numerous other online and in print journals. Chetta makes her home in the Adna Valley in southwest Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

After all is done

I want
to have lived in
such a way that "Oh, damn!"
are not the final words to cross
my lips.

Poetry Resource: The Haiku Foundation

Blog Posted:12/2/2021 8:13:00 PM
For those of us that love to read and write haiku, The Haiku Foundation is a valuable resouce. It has monthly as well as weekly contests on specific themes.

In addition has a Haiku Registry: Have you published English-language haiku or senryu in an edited journal, either in print or online? If so, you can be part of the Haiku Registry. See Apply to be Listed."

Example of winning haiku:

autumn leaves
knowing when its time
to let go
— Asni Amin

Venus
the sweet sound
of her name
~Florin C. Ciobica, Romania

https://thehaikufoundation.org/



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Date: 12/5/2021 6:57:00 PM
Thank you so much Chetta! Through PS have learned to love writing haiku. Always wonderful to have a new outlet for haiku. Blessings and all the best!
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Date: 12/3/2021 10:28:00 PM
Thank you for the information Chetta Achara... ~ Ani
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Date: 12/3/2021 10:27:00 PM
Yes, this is also my go-to site for information regarding haiku. A facebook page, My Haiku Pond, features contemporary as well as older examples of haiku - a refreshingly down to earth community you might wish to check out.
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Date: 12/5/2021 8:37:00 PM
I will check that out. Thank you.
Date: 12/3/2021 8:57:00 AM
Nice resource . Thanks for sharing!
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Date: 12/3/2021 7:59:00 AM
Thanks so much for the information, Chetta. We can always use more resources.
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Date: 12/3/2021 7:26:00 AM
Chetta, thanks so much for sharing this informtion ~ love and serenity _Constance
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My Past Blog Posts

 
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Date Posted: 5/30/2024 4:41:00 PM
Rejection: A Poem by Rudyard Kipling
Date Posted: 5/28/2024 7:02:00 PM
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Date Posted: 5/18/2024 8:38:00 PM
Songs are Poems Set to Music: Carrie Underwood
Date Posted: 5/7/2024 6:23:00 PM
Songs are Poems Set to Music: Willie Nelson and Ray Charles
Date Posted: 4/20/2024 8:42:00 PM
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Date Posted: 4/16/2024 3:41:00 PM
Songs are poems set to music: Gordon Lightfoot
Date Posted: 4/14/2024 7:14:00 PM
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Date Posted: 4/12/2024 4:48:00 PM
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Date Posted: 3/8/2024 9:43:00 PM
The Rattle: Poem prompt of the month
Date Posted: 3/5/2024 1:31:00 PM
Songs are Poems Set to Music: Kris Kristopherson
Date Posted: 2/28/2024 11:41:00 AM
Fantasy Poetry Contest finalized
Date Posted: 2/27/2024 7:49:00 PM
I found a treasure this morning
Date Posted: 2/21/2024 1:03:00 PM
Fantasy Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 2/18/2024 1:07:00 PM
Science Fiction Poetry Contest finalized
Date Posted: 2/6/2024 10:00:00 AM
An Obscure Poetry Form: Ungalino
Date Posted: 2/5/2024 8:22:00 AM
The Monthly Tricycle Haiku Challenge
Date Posted: 2/3/2024 12:42:00 PM
Half Immersed: a favorite poem, part 1 (edit 02/04)
Date Posted: 1/30/2024 12:54:00 PM
A favorite from childhood and a new to to me poetic form
Date Posted: 1/22/2024 10:53:00 AM
Science Fiction Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 1/18/2024 1:12:00 PM
Short poetry forms x 3 has been finalized, finally!
Date Posted: 1/15/2024 5:24:00 PM
Short form poetry x 3 Contest update: I am frustrated
Date Posted: 1/7/2024 6:16:00 PM
Short form poem x 3 contest apologies
Date Posted: 12/30/2023 11:13:00 AM
Short form poetry x3 contest has been finalized
Date Posted: 12/29/2023 2:24:00 PM
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