What to Submit?
1 original, poem on the theme of haiku-hue
Title in lowercase must list a color. For example: yellow sunflower
three lines 5/7/5 syllables
Juxtaposition after first or second line. The em dash (—) suggests the two parts are both happening at the same time. The ellipsis (. . .) suggests a slight pause as if one thing happens and then the other.
If you hope to place make that juxtaposition pop
New haikus only with date at bottom; appreciate contest name/sponsor but will NOT grade any less if left off.
Do not post images this time. Please let your haiku speak for itself.
With help from Merriam-Webster:
*juxtaposition - the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side often to compare or contrast or to create an interesting effect
**hue - overall character or appearance to the mind : complexion, aspect; color, graduation of color, the attribute of colors that permits them to be classed as red, yellow, green, blue, or an intermediate between any contiguous pair of these colors;
Compare lightness, brightness, saturation
Glory by numbers - ten placements.
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.